A guide to design the optimal probe for your experiments
Newsletter from August 17th, 2018 which provide a guide for designing your U, V, or S-Probe.
Plexon offers customers the ability to design customized probes for electrophysiology research. Because researchers can modify each specification of a probe, the process of creating a probe may seem overwhelming.
This email will help you design an optimal probe for your experiment. For a complete list of probe specifications, download our Plexon Probes Data Sheet
8 QUESTIONS FOR DESIGNING YOUR PROBE
1. STUDYING A REGION WITH A HIGH DENSITY OF NEURONS?
Plexon U, V, and S-Probes are available in 8,16, 24, and 32 channel configurations
If your experiments involve brain regions with a high density of neurons, such as the amygdala, we suggest using higher channel count probes. We also recommend considering a stereotrode or tetrode configuration. The number of channels you select will influence the diameter of the probe.
2. INTERESTED IN RECORDING FROM SINGLE UNITS?
Electrode site diameters range from 15 to 40 microns. Most customer choose 15 microns for resolving single units. Increasing the electrode diameter will increase the diameter of the probe shaft.