News: Heien Lab has paper accepted into Analytical Chemistry

Richard F. Vreeland, Nicholas D. Laude, Sean Lambert, and Dr. Michael L. Heien have published  a new peer-reviewed publication. The publication outlines a new technique our lab has developed to etch thin films of conductive polymers for the fabrication of microelectrodes. This technique is an alternative to reactive ion etching, and offers similar capability while only costing the user about $100 (for a microwave from Home Depot) and is entirely benchtop. The microwave etch is used to fabricate a microchip electrophoresis platform where neurotransmitters are separated and detected. The sensor is characterized and compared to more common materials like carbon. Congratulations!

DOI: 10.1021/ac403363a

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