Mixed-Domain Simulation of Step-Functional Voltammetry with an Insoluble Species for Optimization of Chemical Microsystems
S.M. Martin, T.D. Strong, F.H. Gebara and R.B. Brown
University of Michigan, US
Keywords: mixed-domain simulation, voltammetry, microsystem design, toxic metals
Microinstruments with integrated sensors and electronics are well adapted for remote environmental monitoring applications. Optimization of these microinstruments, however, has been difficult due to a previous lack of mixed-domain simulation environments. This work presents a complete electrode model for step-functional voltammetry with an insoluble species. The model includes the electrochemical response, sensor parasitics, sensor noise, and electrical instrumentation, and can be simulated in a standard electronic CAD environment. The simulation results are verified against experimental data taken using microfabricated sensors. Finally, the design environment is used to analyze system-wide design trade-offs.
Nanotech 2004 Conference Technical Program Abstract