How to clean a sputtered electrode?

Metal-based thin-film (micro)electrodes require a surface pre-cleaning in order to remove any particles or dust, that would otherwise effect the electrochemical performance; repeatability, reproducibility and shelf-life. 


Please click the button below to download the cleaning protocol for thin film/sputtered electrodes.

Cleaning guide for Micrux electrodes
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB

If you are cleaning with Piranha solution and the dielectric darkens as indicated in the photograph, please contact Zimmer and Peacock immediately.