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Recent advances in the development and application of nanoelectrodes

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Abstract

Nanoelectrodes have key advantages compared to electrodes of conventional size and are the tool of choice for numerous applications in both fundamental electrochemistry research and bioelectrochemical analysis. This Minireview summarizes recent advances in the development, characterization, and use of nanoelectrodes in nanoscale electroanalytical chemistry. Methods of nanoelectrode preparation include laser-pulled glass-sealed metal nanoelectrodes, mass-produced nanoelectrodes, carbon nanotube based and carbon-filled nanopipettes, and tunneling nanoelectrodes. Several new topics of their recent application are covered, which include the use of nanoelectrodes for electrochemical imaging at ultrahigh spatial resolution, imaging with nanoelectrodes and nanopipettes, electrochemical analysis of single cells, single enzymes, and single nanoparticles, and the use of nanoelectrodes to understand single nanobubbles.

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The article was received on 07 Jun 2016, accepted on 26 Jul 2016 and first published on 26 Jul 2016


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN01285J
Citation: Analyst, 2016,141, 5474-5487
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    Recent advances in the development and application of nanoelectrodes

    Y. Fan, C. Han and B. Zhang, Analyst, 2016, 141, 5474
    DOI: 10.1039/C6AN01285J

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