Accession Number : ADA293465

Title :   Fabrication and Evaluation of Nanoelectrode Ensembles.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Menon, Vinod P. ; Martin, Charles R.

PDF Url : ADA293465

Report Date : 18 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : An electroless deposition procedure for filling the pores in nanoporous filtration membranes with metal (gold) nanowires is described. This method allows us to routinely prepare ensembles of gold nanodisk electrodes in which the nanodisks have diameters as small as 10 nm. Results of electrochemical experiments at ensembles of 30 nm-diameter and 10 nm-diameter gold-disk electrodes are described. The electrochemical response characteristics of these nanoelectrode ensembles are in agreement with predictions of the relevant electrochemical theories. Cyclic voltammetric detection limits for electroactive species at ensembles containing 10 nm-diameter gold disks can be as much as 3 orders of magnitude lower than at a large-diameter gold-disk electrode.

Descriptors :   *FABRICATION, *SUBMINIATURE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, THEORY, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, ELECTRODES, GOLD, ELECTROLESS PLATING.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE