A screen-printed three-electrode-type sticker device with an accurate liquid junction-type reference electrode†
We developed a novel sticker device that can convert any metal or alloy into the working electrode of a three-electrode system, enabling simple and accurate measurement. The sticker, containing a counter electrode and a stable and accurate liquid junction-type reference electrode, is attached to the metal or alloy; meanwhile the surface exposed from a hole in the device functions as the working electrode. This sticker device was fabricated by screen-printing. The polarization curve of the copper and tin-plated copper measured using the sticker device exhibited approximately the same behavior as that obtained for the conventional three-electrode system. The characteristics of various materials can be easily evaluated using this system by only dropping a small amount of solution.