On the image above it the PCB shown which I made. I right lower corner of the PCB are the Femto ampere amplifier placed . The plain area surrounded with vias are the guard ring as I describe in the last log entry. On the guard ring is the solder mask removed to get the bare resistance of the FR4 base material and don't "short" the FR4 resistance by the solder mask . The square pattern around the Femto ampere amplifiers are for a EMI Gaskets to improve the shielding for the case that I run in to EMC issues. In the square pattern above the Femto ampere ampere amplifiers are placed the secondary amplification stage with the MAX4450.