Ring electrode geometry for microfluidic electrochemistry

By Ledden, Bradley; Bruton, Joe
Published in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2019

Abstract

We developed a ring electrode sensor for down-stream electrochemical sensing of microfluidic ELISA assay. The sensor is designed to easily integrate into the flow environment. Noble metal inks on Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic provide straight forward fabrication at the mesoscale yielding robust sensors with very low sensing volumes. Two different sensor geometries were modeled. The best design was fabricated and tested in both static and flowing solutions. The sensor exhibits both macroelectrode and microelectrode behavior depending on fluid flow rate. Sensors of this type may be ideal for applications where electrochemical detection is desired in a flowing solution since the ring electrode has low propensity for bubble trapping.

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