Open Diamond Bath Imaging Chambers (RC-26, RC-26G)
Large volume open diamond bath recording chamber that can accommodate large specimens such as slice preparations.
- Designed for patch clamp studies
- Can be used with tissue slice samples or cell cultured coverslips
- Applications include patch clamp, intracellular / extracellular recordings, and imaging
- Diamond shaped bath provides laminar solution flow
- Large imaging area
- Can be used with upright or inverted microscopes
- Tissue slice anchors available
|Model RC-26G chamber on a microscope stage with in-line heater and CC-28 cable with thermistor feedback, (a typical set-up).|
|Model RC-26G chamber shown in a PH-1 heated platform on a SA-NIK stage adapter|
|RC-26 shown in a PH-1 heated platform|
The RC-26 and RC-26G chambers are designed to be used with cells cultured onto glass coverslips, or with tissue and brain slice samples. The broad imaging area of these chambers (12 x 25 mm and 15 x 24 mm for the RC-26 and RC-26G, respectively) provides excellent access for both electrodes and water-immersion objectives. The diamond shaped geometry facilitates laminar solution flow throughout the bath area.
The large bath of these chambers allows a coverslip to be inserted into the top opening and removed at the end of the experiment. The RC-26 and RC-26G chambers can accept a 12 or 15 mm diameter coverslip, respectively. The working volumes, for 1 mm solution height, of the RC-26 and RC-26G model chambers are 170 and 234 ul, respectively.
Large tissue samples can also be placed directly into the chamber. Slice anchor hold downs are available for tissue slice studies. Anchors are available with Lycra thread spacings at 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 mm.
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.
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(L x W x H)
|25 x 12 x 4 mm||24 x 15 x 4 mm|
(L x W x H)
|40 x 23 x 4 mm||40 x 23 x 4 mm|
|Volume, by depth||170 μl/mm||234 μl/mm|
|Bottom coverglass||22 x 40 mm||22 x 40 mm|
(ID x OD)
|1.14 x 1.57 mm (PE-160)||1.14 x 1.57 mm (PE-160)|
|Aspirator coupling||1.67 mm (OD)||1.67 mm (OD)|
|Integrated Components Brochure_06_7_11.pdf||Integrated Components for Live Cell Imaging Brochure|
|RC-26 26G (080724).pdf||RC-26 and RC-26G Chamber Instructions|
|RC-26 26P 26G (080326.1).pdf||RC-26, R-26P and RC-26G Chamber Instructions|
|perfusion_strategies.pdf||Perfusion Strategies (Leinders-Zufall)|