Fully printed flexible and disposable wireless cyclic voltammetry tag

Younsu Jung, Hyejin Park, Jin Ah Park, Jinsoo Noh, Yunchang Choi, Minhoon Jung, Kyunghwan Jung, Myungho Pyo, Kevin Chen, Ali Javey, Gyoujin Cho

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A disposable cyclic voltammetry (CV) tag is printed on a plastic film by integrating wireless power transmitter, polarized triangle wave generator, electrochemical cell and signage through a scalable gravure printing method. By proximity of 13.56 MHz RF reader, the printed CV tag generates 320 mHz of triangular sweep wave from +500 mV to -500 mV which enable to scan a printed electrochemical cell in the CV tag. By simply dropping any specimen solution on the electrochemical cell in the CV tag, the presence of solutes in the solution can be detected and shown on the signage of the CV tag in five sec. 10 mM of N,N,N′,N′-tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine (TMPD) was used as a standard solute to prove the working concept of fully printed disposable wireless CV tag. Within five seconds, we can wirelessly diagnose the presence of TMPD in the solution using the CV tag in the proximity of the 13.56 MHz RF reader. This fully printed and wirelessly operated flexible CV tag is the first of its kind and marks the path for the utilization of inexpensive and disposable wireless electrochemical sensor systems for initial diagnose hazardous chemicals and biological molecules to improve public hygiene and health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8105
Pages (from-to)8105
Number of pages1
JournalScientific reports
StatePublished - Jan 2015

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