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Abstract

Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM) is used in combination with copper labeling to visualize roteins on surfaces. Proteins are adsorbed on a poly(vinylidene difluoride) (PVDF) membrane and stained using a standard protocol involving copper salts. The latter are then reduced to copper metal and further detected by SECM with ferrocene methanol as a redox mediator in aqueous solution. During the SECM scan, the potential is held at a value at which the oxidation of the redox mediator occurs and a positive feedback current is detected when scanning over copper clusters. A negative feedback is observed elsewhere.

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