How to make microelectrodes

Bronsing r.bronsing at
Fri Nov 14 06:32:38 EST 2003

Chris <chigg34 at> wrote in message
news:11e8ea38.0311102249.20a6429d at
> Hi,
> I need to make some cheap, durable electrodes for stimulating a rat
> midbrain.  We will stimulate while the rat is behaving so glass
> electrodes probably won't work).  We'll be applying 100 microamps at
> 60-100Hz.

Hi Chris. Why not try a tungsten electrode? I use them for mid-brain work
too (wistar), and I stimulate 0,1-1mA @ 300 Hz and sometimes more. I have
done that both acute and chronically. Good results.


Robert Bronsing

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