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THE PREPARATION OF TIPS FOR SCANNING ELECTROCHEMICAL MICROSCOPY

I. INTRODUCTION In this chapter, several methods for the fabrication of different types of amperometric tips suitable for SECM are described. We have also suggested some methods for microelectrode fabrication, which have not yet been tested for SECM but may provide alternative ways for its tip preparation. Section II.A describes the techniques for the preparation of various metallic microelectrodes, including Pt, Ir-Pt, Au, Hg, and W. The manufacture of carbon microelectrodes is presented in Section II.B. Most of these tips are encapsulated in or supported with glass capillaries. Other coating materials and techniques are treated in Section II.C.