Lookup NU author(s): Samet Şahin,
Dr Eileen Yu
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).
The requirement for a miniature, high density, long life, and rechargeable power source is common to a vast majority of microsystems, including the implantable devices for medical applications. A model biofuel cell system operating in human serum has been studied for future applications of biomedical and implantable medical devices. Anodic and cathodic electrodes were made of carbon nanotube-buckypaper modified with PQQ-dependent glucose dehydrogenase and laccase, respectively. Modified electrodes were characterized electrochemically and assembled in a biofuel cell setup. Power density of 16.12 μW cm−2 was achieved in human serum for lower than physiological glucose concentrations. Increasing the glucose concentration and biofuel cell temperature caused an increase in power output leading up to 49.16 μW cm−2.
Author(s): Güven G, Şahin S, Güven A, Yu EH
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Frontiers in Energy Research
Online publication date: 16/02/2016
Acceptance date: 29/01/2016
ISSN (electronic): 2296-598X
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
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