Carbon powder based films on traditional solid electrodes as an alternative to disposable electrodes

Bogdan Yosypchuk, Jiří Barek, Miroslav Fojta

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The covering of conventional solid electrode with a film using an ink containing a conductive powder and a polymer enables to broaden the potential window of the original solid electrode. A solid silver amalgam electrode covered with such a film exhibits a potential window from -600 mV to +1400 mV vs. SCE reference electrode. The renewal of the film is fast and simple: the electrode can be simply wiped with a filter paper to remove the old film and immersed into an ink solution or 1-2 μL of this ink solution can be applied to the surface of the electrode with a micro dispenser to form a new film. Therefore, just the inexpensive film at the electrode surface is disposable and there is no need to dispose the whole, more expensive electrode. Moreover, when a suitable electrochemical pretreatment of the film electrode is applied, the same film can be used for reproducible measurements for several days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1126-1130
Number of pages5
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Disposable sensor
  • Ink film
  • Solid electrodes
  • Voltammetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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