Potentiodynamic Bottom-Up Growth of Cu/MnO2 Composite Films as Glucose Sensing Electrode


  • Than Zaw Oo University of Mandalay
  • Win Naing MIn
  • Me Me Theint
  • Myat Su Tun
  • Htoo Thiri Htet
  • Hsu Thazin Myint


Cu/MnO2 composite electrode, Potentiodynamic deposition, Glucose sensor; Sensitivity, Detection limit


Copper/manganese dioxide (Cu/MnO2) composite films were developed on indium doped tin oxide (ITO) coated glass substrates by layer-by-layer electrochemical deposition under potentiodynamic mode for glucose sensor application. Surface morphology of Cu/MnO2 composite films together with pristine MnO2 and Cu films as reference was examined by optical microscopy and atomic force microscopy. The Cu particle-like clusters are evenly covered on underlying MnO2 forming a bi-layered structure. The present work mainly investigates the performance of composite Cu/MnO2 electrode towards glucose detection using amperometric measurement. Electrochemical experiments showed that the Cu/MnO2 exhibited higher catalytic capability for glucose oxidation than pristine MnO2 and Cu indicating that composition of Cu with MnO2 causes a synergistic effect for glucose oxidation on the electrode surface. The electroactive surface area for glucose sensing estimated from Randles-Seveik relation is larger for Cu/MnO2 electrode. A linear correlation of oxidation peak current densities of Cu/MnO2 electrode to glucose concentration (0.25 – 1.25 mM) indicated that the sensitivity is as high as 0.67 mA mM-1 and detection limit is as low as 0.25 mM. The composite Cu/MnO2 electrodes bear a promising potential for glucose sensor application.




How to Cite

Oo, T. Z., MIn, W. N., Theint, M. M., Tun, M. S., Htet, H. T., & Myint, H. T. (2019). Potentiodynamic Bottom-Up Growth of Cu/MnO2 Composite Films as Glucose Sensing Electrode. Journal of Materials Science and Applied Energy, 8(2), 408–414. Retrieved from https://ph01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jmsae_ceae/article/view/201276