Issue 13, 2023

A troubleshooting guide for laser pulling platinum nanoelectrodes

Abstract

While there are numerous publications on laser-assisted fabrication and characterization of Pt nanoelectrodes, the exact replication of those procedures is not as straightforward as following a single recipe across laboratories. Often, the working procedures vary by day, by laser puller, or by person. Only a handful of nanoelectrode fabrication papers record their parameters, and even fewer offer troubleshooting advice. Here, we provide a step-by-step guide for laser-assisted Pt nanoelectrode fabrication using low-cost equipment including a laser puller, voltammetry, and simple microscope images captured via cell phone. We also offer solutions for common failures experienced throughout the process to guide beginners as they troubleshoot their own fabrication procedures.

Graphical abstract: A troubleshooting guide for laser pulling platinum nanoelectrodes

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Article information

Article type
Paper
Submitted
17 Feb 2023
Accepted
24 Apr 2023
First published
25 Apr 2023

Analyst, 2023,148, 2992-3001

A troubleshooting guide for laser pulling platinum nanoelectrodes

K. Lim, S. Goines, M. Deng, H. McCormick, P. J. Kauffmann and J. E. Dick, Analyst, 2023, 148, 2992 DOI: 10.1039/D3AN00268C

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