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dc.contributor.authorGentile, Francesco
dc.contributor.authorCoppedè, Nicola
dc.contributor.authorTarabella, Giuseppe
dc.contributor.authorVillani, Marco
dc.contributor.authorCalestani, Davide
dc.contributor.authorCandeloro, Patrizio
dc.contributor.authorIannotta, Salvatore
dc.contributor.authorDi Fabrizio, Enzo M.
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-27T09:52:34Z
dc.date.available2014-08-27T09:52:34Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-23
dc.identifier.citationGentile F, Coppedè N, Tarabella G, Villani M, Calestani D, et al. (2014) Microtexturing of the Conductive PEDOT:PSS Polymer for Superhydrophobic Organic Electrochemical Transistors. BioMed Research International 2014: 1-10. doi:10.1155/2014/302694.
dc.identifier.issn23146133
dc.identifier.pmid24579079
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2014/302694
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/325466
dc.description.abstractSuperhydrophobic surfaces are bioinspired, nanotechnology artifacts, which feature a reduced friction coefficient, whereby they can be used for a number of very practical applications including, on the medical side, the manipulation of biological solutions. In this work, we integrated superhydrophobic patterns with the conducting polymer PEDOT:PSS, one of the most used polymers in organic electronics because highly sensitive to ionized species in solution. In doing so, we combined geometry and materials science to obtain an advanced device where, on account of the superhydrophobicity of the system, the solutions of interest can be manipulated and, on account of the conductive PEDOT:PSS polymer, the charged molecules dispersed inside can be quantitatively measured. This original substrate preparation allowed to perform electrochemical measurements on ionized species in solution with decreasing concentration down to 10 -7 molar. Moreover, it was demonstrated the ability of the device of realizing specific, combined time and space resolved analysis of the sample. Collectively, these results demonstrate how a tight, interweaving integration of different disciplines can provide realistic tools for the detection of pathologies. The scheme here introduced offers breakthrough capabilities that are expected to radically improve both the pace and the productivity of biomedical research, creating an access revolution. 2014 Francesco Gentile et al.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherHindawi Limited
dc.rightsCopyright © 2014 Francesco Gentile et al.
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BioMed Research International
dc.titleMicrotexturing of the conductive PEDOT:PSS Polymer for superhydrophobic organic electrochemical transistors
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentMaterial Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalBioMed Research International
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3919119
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDF
dc.contributor.institutionBio Nano Engineering and Technology for Medicine (BioNEM), University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
dc.contributor.institutionIstituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Morego 30, 16163 Genova, Italy
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism (IMEM), National Research Council (CNR), Parco Area delle Scienze 37/A, 43124 Parma, Italy
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personDi Fabrizio, Enzo M.
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T10:29:08Z
dc.date.published-online2014-01-23
dc.date.published-print2014


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