Fast Exchange Open Diamond Bath (RC-24N)
The RC-24N allows very fast solution exchange for a variety of applications. This recording chamber features the smallest bath volume of the open style chambers.
- Designed for physiological measurements of cell cultured coverslips
- Applications include patch clamp, intracellular/extracellular recordings, and imaging
- Diamond shaped bath provides laminar solution flow
- Very small bath volume facilitates very fast solution exchange
The RC-24N chamber design is taken from the RC-24 and improves the flow characteristics by providing a linear path. The bath volume in this model is among the smallest of the open style chambers. This enables very fast solution exchange for a variety of applications, including patch clamp and electrophysiology studies. The small bath volume is especially useful when using drugs in small quantities.
An agar bridge well for reference electrodes is provided, as is an aspiration well. The aspiration well is equipped with a stainless steel aspiration tube (1.67 mm OD) together with a tube clamp. The clamp insures that the adjustable suction tube will not move once the height is set by the user. The floor of this chamber is formed from a 22 mm x 40 mm rectangular coverslip.
Perfusion can be achieved by adding a VC-8 or VC-6 perfusion system, the DVW vacuum system takes care of the waste.
Each chamber is supplied with a package of #1 thickness glass coverslips (CS-22/40, 22 x 40 mm, 50/pkg) and 10 ft of PE-160 tubing.