Pflügers Archiv

, Volume 381, Issue 3, pp 287–288 | Cite as

Thick slurry bevelling

A new technique for bevelling extremely fine microelectrodes and micropipettes
  • W. J. Lederer
  • A. J. Spindler
  • D. A. Eisner
Excitable Tissues and Central Nervous Physiology Instruments and Techniques


A simple, inexpensive and rapid bevelling method is described. A settled slurry of 0.05 μm alumina powder in saline is used as the grinding surface. The bevelling process is continuous and reproducible over a wide range of electrode resistances.

Key words

Microelectrodes Electrode bevelling Heart muscle voltage clamp 


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© Springer-Verlag 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. Lederer
    • 1
  • A. J. Spindler
    • 1
  • D. A. Eisner
    • 1
  1. 1.The University Laboratory of PhysiologyOxfordUK

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