Microscale glucose biofuel cell with metallic catalyst on cathode

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This paper presents the development of a microscale glucose biofuel cell using an enzyme modified anode and a metallic catalyst on cathode. The developed biofuel cell generates bioelectricity from the enzymatic oxidation of glucose by glucose oxidase on the anode and the reduction of oxygen by a palladium activated cathode to generate a maximum power density of 9.55 μW/cm 2. By employing a gold cathode activated with palladium, the necessity for an enzyme modified cathode has been eliminated. Hence, the cathode fabrication process has been simplified while improving the overall biofuel cell performance. Copyright © 2005 by the Transducer Research Foundation, Inc.

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Micro Total Analysis Systems - Proceedings of MicroTAS 2005 Conference: 9th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences

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