Fully metallic copper 3D-printed electrodes via sintering for electrocatalytic biosensing

Edurne Redondo, Martin Pumera

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3D printing is a very useful manufacturing method for the fabrication of electrochemical devices. Typically, accessible fused filament fabrication (FFF) is the most used method; but it is limited to the materials of use, mainly to carbon/polylactic acid blend. The use of metal 3D printed devices produced by FFF would offer very useful combination of advantages such as robustness, and electrocatalytic surfaces at a low cost. Here, 3D printed copper electrodes were successfully prepared by FFF followed by a sintering step. The physical and electrochemical properties of FFF 3D printed copper electrodes were characterised using various complementary techniques, while the electrochemical performance was evaluated for the non-enzymatic sensing of glucose as a first demonstration of applicability. Such low-cost 3D-printing method for fabrication of metallic electrodes will be further applicable for a wide variety of devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101253
JournalApplied Materials Today
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Dec

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Funding Information:
M.P. acknowledge the financial support of the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic by the GACR EXPRO 19–26896X project. Authors acknowledge CzechNanoLab Research Infrastructure supported by LM2018110 MEYS CR 2020–2022. The authors thank Dr. C.C. Mayorga-Martinez for the XRD measurements.

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  • Materials Science(all)


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