National Physical Laboratory

Development of a novel combined Scanning Electrochemical Microscope (SECM) and Scanning Ion-Conductance Microscope (SICM) probe for soft sample imaging

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Published: 28 October 2011

Authors: Andrew J Pollard, Nilofar Faruqui, Debdulal Roy, Charles Clifford, Yasufumi Takahashi, Yuri Korchev, Neil Ebejer, Patrick Unwin, Julie MacPherson

Related: Nanoscience - Surface & Nanoanalysis  

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We have developed a novel nanoscale probe for simultaneous SECM-SICM imaging, which can be fabricated in only a few minutes and for a fraction of the cost of current probes.

This double barrel carbon nanoprobe (DBCNP) consists of two separate barrels for topography (SICM) and electrochemical (SECM) imaging, and has been used to image hard surfaces as well as soft surfaces, such as live hippocampal neurons. Scanning Electron Microscopy, Raman Spectroscopy and Cyclic Voltammetry characterisation of these probes has also been performed.

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014
Created: 28 Oct 2011

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