View Full Version : Removing nylon for wire electrodes

Eric Thomson
09-29-2000, 08:05 AM
I have some very fine nylon-covered stainless steel wire (48
gauge). Are tweezers best for removing bits of nylon, or are there other
tricks of the trade? In particular, I want to be able to make wire
electrodes with one tip exposed and the other wire exposed en passant (as
found in Scott and Thompson (1969)). Are there any chemicals which I can
use to remove the nylon? If you suggest heat, will the residue from the
oxidation process affect the results? If so, what can I use to remove
that residue?

Thanks in advance for any help and I'll be sure to send back a summary of
what I learn.

Eric Thomson
UC San Diego
Department of Neuroscience

Scot, RN and Thompson, GB An improved bipolar wire electrode for
electromyography, Med & biol Eng 7:677-8.

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