Glassy Carbon Electrodes and Screen Printed Carbon Electrodes

At Zimmer and Peacock we provide both glassy carbon disk electrodes and screen printed carbon electrodes.  

A glassy carbon disk electrode is a a very pristine surface for analytical electrochemistry, and so is popular in the research phase of a programme.  If the researcher has an ambition to take their technology to market then they will often have to translate their results from a glassy carbon onto a screen printed carbon electrode.


The benefit of a glassy carbon electrode is that it is very homogeneous surface, the same electrode can be used again and again with polishing, the material in a glassy carbon electrode is predominately  carbon. The downside with a glassy carbon electrode is that it is often not a practical electrode in products, particularly where the electrode is expected to be disposable/semi-disposable.  The advantage of the screen printed carbon electrode is that it can be a disposable element, and an entire electrochemical cell can be printed into a very small area.  These sensors become very low cost when manufactured in volume.


At Zimmer and Peacock we are happy to look at your data from the glassy carbon electrode and advise how the same assay/analysis will work on the corresponding screen printed carbon electrode.