Implantable carbon fiber microelectrode
This miniature carbon fiber microelectrode is chronically implantable and it excels in recording electrochemical, micro-biosensor or electrophysiological signals including spikes or local field potentials. The carbon fiber is encapsulated in thick borosilicate glass for durable mechanical support and electrical insulation. A unique hermetic seal between the carbon core and the glass sheathing allows usage of these electrodes in any environment. It is autoclavable. A mating female socket is provided with pre-attached insulated lead wire. Employing a suitable head-stage probe, these signals can be recorded in a time-shared fashion on a millisecond base. Standard lengths are shown; other L1 or L2 lengths are available on special orders.