My research in the Baker Group focuses on the enhancement of chemically-sensitive scanning probes for scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM)- an effort driven by the desire to increase the auxiliary information and analytical applications of SICM.
Several avenues including the development of ion-selective electrodes for SICM and bulk fabrication of parylene C insulated Au and pyrolyzed parylene C electrodes are being investigated.
Recently, we have developed a method to batch-fabricate scanning electrochemical- scanning ion conductance microscopy (SECM-SICM) electrodes. These probes have been utilized to investigate the flux of redox species through a nanopore and the changes in local concentrations can be switched "on" and "off" by altering the electrophoretic force.
Our future work will focus on additional applications of Au electrode/nanopipettes for the study of transport properties found in synthetic and biological materials, such as nanoporous polymer membranes, ion channels or intercellular tight junctions.
In 2008, I graduated from Northern Kentucky University where I was fortunate to be involved in undergraduate research. Working with Prof. Keith Walters, I investigated synthetic routes toward fullerene-based molecular wires for solar cell applications.
|3) Morris, C.A.; Chen, C.; Baker, L.A.|
Transport of Redox Probes through Single Pores Measured by Scanning Electrochemical-Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy (SECM-SICM),
Analyst, 2012, in press.
|2) Morton, K. C.; Morris, C. A.; Derylo, M. A.; Thakar, R.; Baker, L. A. |
Carbon electrode fabrication from pyrolyzed parylene c,
Anal. Chem., 2011, 83, 5447-5452.
|1) Morris, C.; Friedman, A. K.; Baker, L. A. |
Applications of Nanopipettes in the Analytical Sciences,
Analyst, 2010, 135, 2190-2202.