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Sensors 2006, 6(4), 390-396; doi:10.3390/s6040390

Miniaturized, Planar Ion-selective Electrodes Fabricated by Means of Thick-film Technology

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Received: 2 November 2005 / Accepted: 26 January 2006 / Published: 7 April 2006
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Abstract

Various planar technologies are employed for developing solid-state sensorshaving low cost, small size and high reproducibility; thin- and thick-film technologies aremost suitable for such productions. Screen-printing is especially suitable due to itssimplicity, low-cost, high reproducibility and efficiency in large-scale production. Thistechnology enables the deposition of a thick layer and allows precise pattern control.Moreover, this is a highly economic technology, saving large amounts of the used inks. Inthe course of repetitions of the film-deposition procedure there is no waste of material dueto additivity of this thick-film technology. Finally, the thick films can be easily and quicklydeposited on inexpensive substrates. In this contribution, thick-film ion-selective electrodesbased on ionophores as well as crystalline ion-selective materials dedicated forpotentiometric measurements are demonstrated. Analytical parameters of these sensors arecomparable with those reported for conventional potentiometric electrodes. All mentionedthick-film strip electrodes have been totally fabricated in only one, fully automated thick-film technology, without any additional manual, chemical or electrochemical steps. In allcases simple, inexpensive, commercially available materials, i.e. flexible, plastic substratesand easily cured polymer-based pastes were used. View Full-Text
Keywords: Potentiometry; thick-film technology; screen-printing; ion-selective electrodes. Potentiometry; thick-film technology; screen-printing; ion-selective electrodes.
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Tymecki, L.; Glab, S.; Koncki, R. Miniaturized, Planar Ion-selective Electrodes Fabricated by Means of Thick-film Technology. Sensors 2006, 6, 390-396.

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