Fabrication and electrochemical features of new carbon based interdigitated array microelectrodes

Hisao Tabei, Masao Morita, Osamu Niwa, Tsutomu Horiuchi

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A new type of interdigitated array (IDA) microelectrode based on carbon film was developed. A conductive carbon film was prepared on a platinum coated Si wafer by the pyrolysis of 3,4,9,10-perylenetetracarboxylic dianhydride. The IDA microelectrode was fabricated by photolithographic techniques from the carbon/platinum composite film. The IDA electrode had 50 microband pairs. The width of each microband was 3 μm with a length of 2 mm, and the gap between two electrode bands was 2 μm. The electrode was characterized by cyclic voltammetry with water soluble ferrocene and ruthenium hexa-amine. The potential window without redox species was found to be similar to that of a conventional glassy carbon electrode. The IR drop was negligible in a measurement with 10 μM water soluble ferrocene at a moderate scan rate. Generation-collection voltammograms of water soluble ferrocene and ruthenium hexa-amine show clear limiting currents and their response in the negative potential range was superior to that of conventional metal film IDA electrodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-33
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Sep 4
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry


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