Recording Chambers

Crist Instrument Company’s World famous recording chambers are available with varying degrees of angles, ranging from 0 to 65 degrees.

Recording Chambers angled at “0” degrees are available in stock. Angled Recording Chambers can be custom designed to the degree you specify. Please include the angle sizes when ordering. We suggest not ordering in less than two degree increments.

Our Recording Chambers are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials:

  • Stainless Steel chambers are excellent when strength and durability are essential. However, because Stainless Steel recording chambers are heavier than those made from products like Titanium and CILUX plastic, you may feel that use with Stainless Steel chambers on small subjects is limited. Furthermore, Stainless Steel cannot be used for research investigations that include MRI testing.
  • Titanium Chambers have been found to be very tissue compatible. Titanium is a strong, hard, and lightweight material. Although, Titanium may be used in the MRI, it does a cast a shadow, which may reduce the ability to visualize areas located close to the Titanium Chamber. Titanium Chambers are also available in a footed version. This feature allows for a more secure implant site. Only a small amount of bone cement or dental acrylic is needed to seal the chamber to the skull.
  • CILUX Chambers, an innovation by Crist Instrument Company, were created in an effort to find a material that possessed strength, durability, and tissue compatibility that could be used in MRI testing and could effectively be sterilized. This lightweight plastic suitably meets these all these requirements.
  • Our CILUX Recording Chambers work well with animal subjects of most sizes. CILUX does not absorb water or other fluids readily, and therefore it does not tend to miss-shape, as many plastics do. Look at the Chambers on the next page for your choices made from “CILUX”.
  • PEEK Chambers offers the same advantages as the CILUX Chambers and offers better strength than the CILUX.

Round Chambers

Stainless Steel Chambers
The Standard for Over 20 Years. The chamber ID is 19mm and the height is 16.5mm The Cap that fits this chamber is 6-IPO-J1 and the grid adapter is 6-YNS-S1A.
These chambers are available in a range from 0 degree to 65 degree angle

45 Degree Recording Chamber

45 Degree Recording Chamber

0 Degree Recording Chamber

0 Degree Recording Chamber

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part Numbers for the Standard Stainless Steel.  Angle chambers are available in angles from 0 degree to 65 degree.
Example Replace the last two digits to the desired angle needed

6-IAC-S0 0 Degree Chamber  (pictured)
6-IAC-SA-05 5 Degree angle chamber
6-IAC-SA-45 45 Degree chamber

Caps that fit Standard Stainless Steel Chambers
6-IPO-J1 Caps flat one side CILUX
6-IPO-S1 Caps flat one side Stainless Steel

Grid Adapters for the Standard Stainless Steel Chambers

Grid Adapter for Stainless steel recording chambers

Grid Adapter for Stainless steel recording chambers

6-YNS-S1A

 

 

 

 

 

Titanium Chambers
MRI compatible Titanium chambers. The Chamber ID is 79 mm and the height is 16.5mm standard. Angle chambers are available in angles from 0 degree to 65 degree.
Example Replace the last two digits to the desired angle needed
6-IAC-X0 0 Degree Chamber
6-IAC-XA-05 5 Degree angle Chamber
6-IAC-XA-45 45 Degree angle Chamber

Custom Chambers

We will make any size chamber you want. We will need the following information, inside diameter and height of the chamber you want. Also any special features added to the chamber such as internal threads, engraved markings.

Non Dental acrylic implants
Titanium Chambers are Also available in a footed version. These have the same ID as the standard Titanium Chamber. These provide a cleaner implant site with less overall maintenance. The Chamber is attached to the skull with our self tapping screws 6-YCX-0312. And a small amount of “Minmix” Angled footed chambers are available in the following angles only.

Footed Chamber

Footed Chamber

6-IAMF-T00 0 Degree Chamber with 3 Feet.
6-IAMF-T05 5 Degree Chamber with 3 Feet.
6-IAMF-T10 10 Degree Chamber with 3 Feet.
6-IAMF-T15 15 Degree Chamber with 3 Feet.
6-IAMF-T20 20 Degree Chamber with 3 Feet.
6-IAMF-T25 25 Degree Chamber with 3 Feet.

Caps that fit Standard Titanium Chambers
6-IPO-J1 Caps Flat One Side CILUX
6-IPO-S1 Caps Flat One Side Stainless Steel

Grid Adapters for the Standard Titanium Chambers
6-YNS-S1A

CILUX Chambers
These fine crafted chambers have an internal dimension of 19mm and are 19 mm tall. They come in two styles, Pin Style and Screw Style.

Pin Style chamber

Pin Style chamber

Screw Style Chamber

Screw Style Chamber

Pin Style chambers allow one to remove the grid daily and replace the grid in the same location the next without stereotaxic realignment. These Chambers are available from 0 degree to 65 degree angle.

6-IAM-J0 0 Degree Pin Style Chamber
Pin Style Angle chambers
6-IAM-J05 5 Degree pin Style Chamber
6-IAM-J45 45 degree pin Style Chamber

Screw Style Cilux Chambers This variation of recording chamber is used where the grid will be left in place for long periods of time. After stereotax alignment the grid locks in place by the two nylon screws. These Chambers are available from 0 degree to 65 degree angle.

6-ICO-J0 O degree Screw Style CILUX Chamber
6-ICO-J2A-05 5 Degree screw Style  CILUX Chamber
6-ICO-J2A-45 45 Degree screw style CILUX Chamber.

Caps that fit the Standard CILUX Chambers
6-IPI-J1
6-IPI-S1

Grid Adapters that fit the Plastic Chambers 6-ynp-j3-long
6-YNP-J3 CILUX adapter

 

 

 

6-YNP-S3-LONG

6-YNP-S3

 

6-YNP-S3-LONG

Stainless Steel Adapter for Plastic Chambers

 

 

 

 

6-YNP-S3

Grid Adapter for Plastic Chambers (standard version)

 

A short list of mentions in research papers on Recording Chambers:

  1. Microcircuitry of Agranular Frontal Cortex: Testing the Generality of the Canonical Cortical Microcircuit
  2. Neurons in Dorsal Anterior Cingulate Cortex Signal Postdecisional Variables in a Foraging Task
  3. Spatial Representation and Cognitive Modulation of Response Variability in the Lateral Intraparietal Area Priority Map
  4. Predictive Suppression of Cortical Excitability and Its Deficit in Schizophrenia
  5. Prefrontal Neurons of Opposite Spatial Preference Display Distinct Target Selection Dynamics
  6. Differences between Primary Auditory Cortex and Auditory Belt Related to Encoding and Choice for AM Sounds
  7. Adaptation to Speed in Macaque Middle Temporal and Medial Superior Temporal Areas

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