Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 1553–1562 | Cite as

Screen-printed palladium electroanalytical sensors

  • Jonathan P. Metters
  • Fang Tan
  • Craig E. Banks
Original Paper


We report the first known fabrication of palladium screen-printed macroelectrodes which are electrochemically characterised, and their potential usefulness in analytical applications explored towards the sensing of formaldehyde, hydrazine and protons with limits of detection (3σ) of 1.6 mM, 4.0 μM and 41.5 μM determined for each of the analytes, respectively. Proof of concept for the potential sensing of both hydrogen and methane gas is also explored. Such applications demonstrate the plethora of potential uses for screen-printed sensors, particularly those fabricated utilising palladium, giving rise to the niche market of sensors capable for the utilisation away from the laboratory and within the field.


Palladium screen-printed macroelectrodes Electroanalytical sensing Formaldehyde sensing Methane sensing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan P. Metters
    • 1
  • Fang Tan
    • 1
  • Craig E. Banks
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Chemistry and the Environment, Division of Chemistry and Environmental ScienceManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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