Microfluidic electrochemical reactors

Svetlana M Mitrovski (Inventor), Ralph G Nuzzo (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A microfluidic electrochemical reactor includes an electrode and one or more microfluidic channels on the electrode, where the microfluidic channels are covered with a membrane containing a gas permeable polymer. The distance between the electrode and the membrane is less than 500 micrometers. The microfluidic electrochemical reactor can provide for increased reaction rates in electrochemical reactions using a gaseous reactant, as compared to conventional electrochemical cells. Microfluidic electrochemical reactors can be incorporated into devices for applications such as fuel cells, electrochemical analysis, microfluidic actuation, pH gradient formation.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number7909971
StatePublished - Mar 22 2011

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