Generator–collector electrochemical sensor configurations based on track-Etch membrane separated platinum leaves

Hamid Reza Zafarani, Liza Rassaei, Ernst J.R. Sudhölter, Barak D.B. Aaronson, Frank Marken

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We report a novel, simple and cheap generator–collector electrode system, employing platinum leaves, with micron-sized pores and typically 100–300 nm thickness, sandwiched with a porous track etch membrane spacer with typically 30 nm diameter pores. The electrode assembly is sealed into a polymer lamination pouch with one side 2 mm diameter exposed to electrolyte solution. The generator electrode with sweeping potential (top or bottom electrode) shows transient current with high capacitive current component. The collector electrode with fixed potential shows well-defined steady state current response at low potential sweep rates. The fabricated device shows good performance in monitoring both 1,1′-ferrocenedimethanol oxidation and proton reduction redox processes. Oxygen sensor signals are assigned to a lowering of the steady state proton reduction current.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2904-2909
Number of pages6
JournalSensors and Actuators B: Chemical
Issue number3
Early online date19 Sept 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018


  • Amplification
  • Dual-plate sensor
  • Hydrogen
  • Oxygen
  • Platinum
  • Voltammetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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