Electrochemical SPR of copper electrodeposition

Application Note #120


Figure 4. Cyclic voltametry scans for slow scanning (black) and fast scanning (orange).

In some cases multiple detection techniques are required to understand surface phenomena and interactions, or external stimuli is needed to initiate certain reactions. Electrochemistry is well suited to be paired with the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) because both are surface probing techniques. The SPR can provide real time information of surface changes and the sensor surface can be used as working electrode for electrochemistry at the same time. The electrochemical setup can then be used as an additional parallel measurement technique, or a source of stimuli for electrochemical reactions.

The parallel measurement can be used for example characterizing organic, inorganic or hybrid conductor and insulator materials and monitoring deposition of such materials. With the parallel measurements it is also possible to detect trace metals with high precision in solution.

Recommended instrument for this application:


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Further reading

  • If you are interested in electrochemistry, you may view also AN#142 about copper electrochemical deposition and stripping. You may also like AN#146 about  characterization of single and multi-layer graphene in air.

  • Do you want to see how MP-SPR instrument work? Click here.
  • Do you want to see MP-SPR instruments comparison? Click here.
  • Here are a few publications you can have a look at.


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