We describe a simple bench top method for fabricating boron-doped diamond (BDD) microband electrodes and copper-modified BDD microband electrodes. The method described here is inexpensive, robust, renewable, simple, and the BDD microband electrodes and the copper-modified BDD microband electrodes are very easy to fabricate. An advantage of the method is not only its simplicity but also the renewability. That is, even if the surface of the electrode is deactivated after an electrochemical reaction, it can be renewed by simply cutting off the end. As one of the example of application, we report on the selective detection of glucose in solution containing interference species such as Ascorbic acid (AA) and Uric acid (UA) by preparing Cu-modified BDD microband electrodes. Even in solutions containing 2 or 3 times the amount of interfering species compared to the glucose concentration, the Cu-modified BDD microband electrodes showed good selectivity and high durability.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Materials Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering