Organic Electrochemical Transistors for Fast Scan Cyclic Voltammetry
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The work presented in the thesis is about the evaluation of Organic Electrochemical Transistors (OECTs) for fast scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV). FSCV is a method which has been used for real time dopamine sensing both in vivo and in vitro. The method is sensitive to noise and could therefore benefit from signal preamplification at the point of sensing, which could be achieved by incorporation of OECTs. In this study the OECTs are based on the conductive polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS). The gate consists of gold microelectrodes of different sizes to be used one at a time. When dopamine is reacted at the gate electrode, the redox state of the PEDOT:PSS OECT channel is modulated and the resulting change in drain current can be measured. The gate current, which contains the sensing information, is after filtering obtained by differentiating the channel potential with respect to time. The derived gate current is plotted in cyclic voltammogram for different dopamine concentrations and the amplitude of the oxidation/reduction peaks can be used to determine the dopamine concentration. In this thesis for the first time it is demonstrated that OECTs can be used for FSCV detection of dopamine. The results are discussed and an outlook on future work is given.
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2013. , 26 p.
Organic Electrochemical Transistors (OECTs), Fast Scan Cyclic Voltammetry (FSCV)in neuroscience, Conducting polymer (PEDOT:PSS), Electrochemical detection of dopamine etc..., Fysik
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-98676ISRN: LiU-ITN-TEK-A-13/036--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-98676DiVA: diva2:655279
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