Nonenzymatic Glucose Sensor Using MIM Pt/CuO/Pt

Heba Abunahla, Baker Mohammad, Anas Alazzam, Maguy Abi Jaoude, Mahmoud Al-Qutayri, Said F. Al-Sarawi

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Low cost, high sensitivity and stability are the key features that steer the research and development of glucose sensing. In this paper we report on a low cost metal-insulator- metal (MIM) based sensor that responds to different glucose concentrations. The unique planar Pt/CuO/Pt structure provides large electrochemically active surface area which aids glucose oxidation. The device shows sensitivity to different glucose concentrations, that span low to high blood glucose levels for typical concentrations found in human blood. The fabricated sensor exhibits the ability to detect the glucose concentration at neutral pH (i.e. pH = 7). This eliminates the dilution step needed for most of the existing nonenzymatic glucose sensors to achieve alkaline medium that is essential to perform redox reactions in the absence of glucose oxidase. Unlike the available devices, the fabricated MIM structure involves two metal electrodes in the interaction to improve the sensitivity of the device. This contribution provides new insights into design and fabrication of low cost biomedical sensors.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceeding of 2018 30th International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538681671
StatePublished - 2 Jul 2018
Event30th International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM 2018 - Sousse, Tunisia
Duration: 16 Dec 201819 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM


Conference30th International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM 2018


  • CuO
  • glucose
  • low cost
  • MIM
  • nonenzymatic
  • Pt


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