Commonplace equipment can turn office paper into cheap, portable and disposable electrochemical devices that are ideal for using in remote locations.
The simple sensors from William de Araujo and Thiago da Paixão at the University of São Paulo, Brazil combine silver ink with ordinary office paper. Office paper is 97% cheaper than the chromatography paper commonly used in cutting-edge paper-based sensors.
To read the full article by Hazel Neighbour, please go to Chemistry World.
Fabrication of disposable electrochemical devices using silver ink and office paper
William Araujo and Thiago Regis Longo Cesar Paixão
Analyst, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4AN00097H, Paper