Square wave voltammetry (SWV) is widely used in electrochemical analysis and sensors because of its high sensitivity and efficient rejection of background current, but SWV by the conventional electrochemical detection method does not provide spatial resolution. We report here a plasmonic method to image local SWV, which opens the door for analyzing heterogeneous electrochemical reactions and for high-throughput detections of microarrays. We describe the basic principle, validate the principle by comparing the plasmonic-based SWV with those obtained with the conventional method, and demonstrate imaging capability for local electrochemical analysis.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry