Micro-Sensors at UFZ

Mikrosensor Arbeitsplatz

With micro-electrodes and optodes we can measure parameters like O2, pH or H2S with high resolution both in the laboratory and in the field. We are experienced with measurements at the sediment-water interface, biofilms on stones, measurements in plant seeds and laboratory cultures.
An overview about our possibilities you find here:


  • Microelektrodes: O2, pH, H2S, diffusion coefficient (UNISENSE)
  • Mikrooptodes: O2, Microx TX1, Microx TX3, Firesting
  • 3 manuel micromanipulators (Märzhäuser)
  • 4 motor driven micromanipulators (2xUNISENSE, 2x Newport), davon einer 3D
  • equipment for microelectrode construction
  • stereomicroscopes + light sources
  • In-situ microsensor profiler for measurements in lakes and rivers
  • software for interpretation of microprofiles