Catherine Sella

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Integration of microelectrodes in microfluidic devices has attracted significant attention during the past years, in particular for analytical detections performed by direct or indirect electrochemical techniques. In contrast there is a lack of general theoretical treatments of the difficult diffusion-convection problems which are borne by such devices. In(More)
The development of any particular analytical or preparative applications using electrochemical techniques in microfluidic devices requires integration of microelectrodes. This involves detailed predictions for optimizing the design of devices and selecting the best hydrodynamic conditions. For this purpose, we undertook a series of works aimed at a precise(More)
Mass transport at microband electrodes is investigated theoretically and experimentally in unstirred solutions by chronoamperometry and cyclic voltammetry. Because natural convection limits the convection-free domain up to which diffusion layers may only expand, several regimes of mass transport are identified through simulation by means of a previous(More)
Ag-TiO(2) nanocermet thin films, deposited for optical filtering applications by two sputtering techniques, codeposition and multilayer deposition, exhibit surface plasmon absorption in the spectral range 450-500 nm. The cosputtering technique induces a columnar growth, whereas multilayer deposition produces a more-random distribution of silver inclusions.(More)
A new electroanalytical method for the characterization of global antioxidant capacity is proposed based on chronoamperometric responses monitored at microchannel band electrodes. This approach does not require any titrating species, biological elements, or precalibration curves. A thin-layer regime is established at the working electrode according to the(More)
Most metals used for orthopaedic and stomatology implants and prostheses belong to the families of titanium or nickel-based and cobalt-based superalloys designed for advanced technology industries (e.g. space, aeronautic and nuclear industries). Ideal materials should be as insoluble and biologically compatible as possible. In the present paper the(More)
Microband arrays improve the analytical performance and information content of electrochemical detection in flow channel relative to single-electrode configurations. However, exploiting their full advantages requires a detailed understanding of the properties of arrays, which depend on their geometry and on the hydrodynamic regimes established inside the(More)
Chronoamperometric transient regimes were investigated at a single channel microband electrode during chronoamperometric measurements in a microchannel continuously filled by a redox solution. Simulations were performed by spanning a wide range of conditions according to the geometry of microdevices, flow velocity, and time scale of experiments. Boundary(More)
In this work, we established theoretically that amperometric detector arrays consisting of a series of parallel band microelectrodes placed on the wall of a microchannel may offer excellent analytical detection performances when implemented onto microfluidic (bio)analytical devices after the separative stages. In combination with the concentration(More)