Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 30, Issue 17, pp 16510–16517 | Cite as

ZnO nanosheet arrays/graphene foam: voltammetric determination of dopamine in the presence of ascorbic acid and uric acid

  • Shuo HuangEmail author
  • Peng Fei Wu
  • Hong Yan Yue
  • Xin Gao
  • Shan Shan Song
  • Xin Rui Guo
  • Hong Tao Chen


Nickel foam (NF) was used as sacrificial template to synthesize graphene foam (GF) by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). ZnO NSAs were grown on the GF by hydrothermal synthesis to fabricate ZnO NSA/GF, which was used to detect dopamine in the presence of ascorbic acid and uric acid. The inter-connected ZnO NSAs with the sheet size of ~ 10 μm and thickness of ~ 500 nm uniformly distributed on the GF. The ZnO NSA/GF shows a sensitivity of 0.95 μA μM−1 in the concentration range of 0–80 μM and a measured limit of detection of 1 μM for determination of dopamine. Furthermore, the prepared electrode displays a reliable anti-interference to ascorbic acid and uric acid. It also shows an excellent reproducibility and long-time stability. The ZnO NSA/GF electrode was applied in human urine samples and exhibited satisfied recoveries.



This work is supported by the Postdoctoral Initial Founding of Heilongjiang Province (LBH-Q14117), the Foundation for Selected Overseas Chinese Scholar, Ministry of Personal of Heilongjiang Province (2018383) and the fundamental research foundation for University of Heilongjiang province (LGYC2018JQ012).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuo Huang
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Peng Fei Wu
    • 2
  • Hong Yan Yue
    • 2
  • Xin Gao
    • 2
  • Shan Shan Song
    • 2
  • Xin Rui Guo
    • 2
  • Hong Tao Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyThe First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical UniversityHarbinPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and EngineeringHarbin University of Science and TechnologyHarbinPeople’s Republic of China

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