Dongping Zhan

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A novel glassy carbon electrode modified by a gel containing multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and ionic liquid of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate (BMIPF6) is reported. The gel is formed by grinding of MWNTs and BMIPF6. Such gel is then coated on the surface of a glassy carbon electrode. We have employed scanning electron microscopy,(More)
Improving electrochemical activity of graphene is crucial for its various applications, which requires delicate control over its geometric and electronic structures. We demonstrate that precise control of the density of vacancy defects, introduced by Ar(+) irradiation, can improve and finely tune the heterogeneous electron transfer (HET) rate of graphene.(More)
The electrochemistry of dopamine (DA) was studied by cyclic voltammetry at a glassy carbon electrode modified by a gel containing multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and room-temperature ionic liquid of 1-octyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate (OMIMPF(6)). The thickness of gel on the surface of the electrode has to be controlled carefully because(More)
We report the use of a micropipet-supported ITIES (interface between two immiscible electrolyte solutions, also called a liquid/liquid (L/L) or water/oil (W/O) interface) as a scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) tip to detect silver ion and explore Ag+ toxicity in living cells. A 1,2-dichloroethane solution containing a commercially available(More)
Theminiaturization and integration of functional components is of significance in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), ultralarge-scale integration circuit (ULSI), and miniaturized total analysis systems (m-TAS). Electrochemical methods are widely used in not only synthesizing functional materials, but also constructing these functional materials into(More)
Nanoelectrochemical approaches were used to investigate adsorption/desorption of hydrogen on Pt electrodes. These processes, which have been extensively studied over the last century, remain of current interest because of their applications in energy storage systems. The effective surface area of a nanoelectrode was found to be much larger than its(More)
Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter in mammalian central and peripheral nervous systems and is also a medicament to cure some neuropsychosis. In this work, ion transfer (IT), facilitated ion transfer (FIT) of protonated dopamine, and electron transfer (ET) between dopamine and ferrocene are investigated at the water/1,2-dichloroethane (W/DCE)(More)
Demonstrated in this article is that a palladium metal film can be applied to decouple the electric circuitry of electrochemical detection from that of the electrophoretic separation in an electrophoresis chip. The Pd solid-state field decoupler, as well as the working electrodes, is thermally evaporated onto the plastic chip and oriented vertically across(More)
We report that silver ion (Ag(+)) uptake is enhanced by 4-aminopyridine (4-AP), a well known voltage-sensitive potassium ion channel (K(v)) blocker. Both bacterial (Escherichia coli) and mammalian (3T3 fibroblast) cells were used as model systems. Ag(+) uptake was monitored with a scanning electrochemical microscope with an amperometric Ag(+) ion-selective(More)
Solar energy is the most abundant nature resource and plays important roles in the sustainable developments of energy and environment. Scanning photoelectrochemical microscopy provides a high-throughput screening method by introducing the combinatorial technique to prepare the substrate with photoelectrochemical catalyst array. However, the signal/noise(More)