ECL is luminescence generated by electrochemical reactions and for this reason it possesses better spatio-temporal control and low background in comparison with photoluminescence or other optical methods that rely on external light illumination.1–3 In the last 20 years ECL has proved to be a versatile and powerful analytical technique in different fields, ranging from fundamental research to commercial clinical and biological applications.4,5 The main reason behind its success is that ECL offers remarkable advantages in comparison to other transduction methods: high sensitivity, an extremely wide dynamic range, very low background signal, good temporal and spatial control, and insensitivity to matrix effects.6,7 Thanks to its simplified optical setup, ECL has been implemented as a powerful imaging technique to visualize electrochemical objects and entities bringing important insight in the ECL mechanism generation. Here we aim to incorporate all the work done in the field of ECL imaging mainly in the last three years with a particular focus on ECL generation mechanisms and their applications.

A Guide Inside Electrochemiluminescent Microscopy Mechanisms for Analytical Performance Improvement

Rebeccani, Sara;Zanut, Alessandra;Santo, Claudio Ignazio;Valenti, Giovanni;Paolucci, Francesco
2022

Abstract

ECL is luminescence generated by electrochemical reactions and for this reason it possesses better spatio-temporal control and low background in comparison with photoluminescence or other optical methods that rely on external light illumination.1–3 In the last 20 years ECL has proved to be a versatile and powerful analytical technique in different fields, ranging from fundamental research to commercial clinical and biological applications.4,5 The main reason behind its success is that ECL offers remarkable advantages in comparison to other transduction methods: high sensitivity, an extremely wide dynamic range, very low background signal, good temporal and spatial control, and insensitivity to matrix effects.6,7 Thanks to its simplified optical setup, ECL has been implemented as a powerful imaging technique to visualize electrochemical objects and entities bringing important insight in the ECL mechanism generation. Here we aim to incorporate all the work done in the field of ECL imaging mainly in the last three years with a particular focus on ECL generation mechanisms and their applications.
2022
Rebeccani, Sara; Zanut, Alessandra; Santo, Claudio Ignazio; Valenti, Giovanni; Paolucci, Francesco
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