Nerve Cuff Electrodes

Nerve Cuff Electrodes

Microprobes Nerve Cuff Electrodes are designed for reliable recording and/or stimulation for peripheral nerves.

Our cuffs are suitable for both acute use and chronic implantation, and are available in a large variety of lengths and diameters to best fit the anatomy of your target nerve.

Electrode contact spacing and layout within the cuffs is fully customizable, and arrangement options include clustered, multi-polar, or concentric configurations.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • For both acute and chronic experiments.
  • 1 - 24 electrode sites.
  • Broad range of available inner diameters, from 5 mm down to as small as 56 µm.
  • Customizable electrode arrangements, including concentric and tribipolar.
  • Adaptable to interface with the acquisition system of your choice.
  • Suitable for rodent, feline, bird, and primate research.

SUBJECTS

Primate
PRIMATES
Rat
RAT-MICE
Birds
BIRDS
Feline
FELINE

Standard and Microcuff Specifications

Standard Nerve Cuff

d = Inner diameter.

x = Spacing between contacts.

n = Number of contacts.

y = Distance from the end of the contacts to the end of the cuff.

s = Teflon insulated stranded Stailess Steel lead.

Tri-Bipolar Nerve Cuff

Tri-Bipolar Nerve Cuff

Complex Tri-Bipolar Nerve Cuff recording/stimulating sets.

d = Inner diameter.

x1 = Spacing between group of contacts.

x2 = Spacing between contacts.

y = Distance from the end of the contacts to the end of the cuff.

n = Number of contacts.

s = Teflon insulated stranded Stailess Steel lead.

Concentric Nerve Cuff

Concentric Nerve Cuff

Multiple contacts at a single section of the nerve, allowing recording or stimulation at different locations circumferentially.

d = Inner diameter.

x = Spacing between contacts.

n = Number of contacts.

y = Distance from the end of the ring to the end of the cuff.

s = Teflon insulated stranded Stailess Steel lead.

w = Number of contacts inside a ring (2-8).

Number of contacts per ring
Cuff I.D. Maximum # of contacts
1.5 mm 8 (50 µm wire)
1.0 mm 6 (50 µm wire)
0.75 mm 5 (50 µm wire)
0.5 mm 4 (50 µm wire)
0.3 mm 3 (25 µm wire only)

Nerve Cuff Specifications

Typical Specifications
Variable Description
y Three times distance between contacts, to provide maximum isolation.
s 300 mm long
Standard (1.0 - 5.0 mm i.d.)
Contact material & thickness d=inner diameter (i.d.)
* Recommended for stimulation
125 µm stranded Stainless Steel 1.0 - 5.0 mm
100 µm Platinum 1.0 - 2.0 mm
* 250 µm Platinum 2.0 - 5.0 mm
Microcuffs (0.75, 0.5 and 0.3 mm i.d.)
Contact material & thickness d=inner diameter (i.d.)
100 µm Platinum 0.5 - 0.75 mm
50 µm Platinum/Iridium 0.3 mm
Nanocuffs (56 - 250 µm i.d.)
Contact material & thickness d=inner diameter (i.d.)
25 µm Platinum/Iridium 160 - 250 µm
12.5 µm Platinum/Iridium 56 - 140 µm

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