Characterization of Electrochemical Transducers for Biosensor Applications

  • Farrah Aida Arris
  • Abdel Mohsen Benoudjit
  • Fahmi Sanober
  • Wan Wardatul Amani Wan SalimEmail author


Biosensors are devices that detect and report the presence or quantity of a particular analyte. Among the biosensor components, a physicochemical transducer measures physical and chemical changes from analyte-recognition interactions where products, by-products, intermediates, or physical changes are converted into a measurable signal. The character of the transducer determines the performance of a biosensor; hence the characterization of the transduction is crucial in the design of a biosensor. This chapter describes electrochemical characterization of the transducer layer of a biosensor via cyclic voltammetry.


Biosensors Chronoamperometry Cyclic voltammetry Effective surface area Electrochemical transducer Randles-Sevcik 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farrah Aida Arris
    • 1
  • Abdel Mohsen Benoudjit
    • 1
  • Fahmi Sanober
    • 1
  • Wan Wardatul Amani Wan Salim
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringInternational Islamic University MalaysiaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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