Electrochemical Deposition and Characterization of PEDOT: Perchlorate Composite Films Onto Platinum Electrodes for Sensitive Detection of Dopamine

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Title: Electrochemical Deposition and Characterization of PEDOT: Perchlorate Composite Films onto Platinum Electrodes for Sensitive Detection of Dopamine

 

Invention: The invention describes the use of PEDOT in conjunction with electrodes to identify dopamine concentrations. Because PEDOT can be used in a biosensor device, the whole unit has potential for in vivo measurement of dopamine concentration and location.

 

Background: Measurement of neurotransmitters is highly important and relevant for disease detection. Existing scanners and sensors are used to identify concentrations of neurotransmitters for laboratory purposes. Typically, sensors need to be used to search and measure in areas where the neurotransmitter is known to be located.

 

Applications:

  • Biosensor for dopamine or other neurotransmitters for more accurate diagnostics and measurements in the lab

 

Advantages:

  • PEDOT offers a more durable sensor that has far shorter corrosion time
  • Potentially more selective than existing products

 

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