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Direct patterning of gold nanoparticles using flexographic printing for biosensing applications

Jamie Benson, Chung Fung, Jonathan Stephen Lloyd, Davide Deganello Orcid Logo, Nathan Andrew Smith, Kar Seng Teng, Vincent Teng Orcid Logo

Nanoscale Research Letters, Volume: 10, Issue: 1

Swansea University Authors: Chung Fung, Davide Deganello Orcid Logo, Vincent Teng Orcid Logo

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In this paper, we have presented the use of flexographic printing techniques in the selective patterning of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) onto a substrate. Highly uniform coverage of AuNPs was selectively patterned on the substrate surface, which was subsequently used in the development of a glucose se...

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Published in: Nanoscale Research Letters
ISSN: 1556-276X
Published: 2015
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa20734
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Abstract: In this paper, we have presented the use of flexographic printing techniques in the selective patterning of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) onto a substrate. Highly uniform coverage of AuNPs was selectively patterned on the substrate surface, which was subsequently used in the development of a glucose sensor. These AuNPs provide a biocompatible site for the attachment of enzymes and offer high sensitivity in the detection of glucose due to their large surface to volume ratio. The average size of the printed AuNPs is less than 60 nm. Glucose sensing tests were performed using printed carbon-AuNP electrodes functionalized with glucose oxidase (GOx). The results showed a high sensitivity of 5.52 μA mM−1 cm−2 with a detection limit of 26 μM. We have demonstrated the fabrication of AuNP-based biosensors using flexographic printing, which is ideal for low-cost, high-volume production of the devices.
Keywords: AuNPs, Gold, Nanoparticle, Flexographic, Printing, Ink, Biosensing, Glucose
Issue: 1