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Sedimentation and Analytic Ultracentrifugation
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Highlights: Forces are used to investigate how centrifugation and sedimentation can characterize small particles.
Abstract: This detailed problem investigates how sedimentation and analytical ultracentrifugation can be used to characterize the size of small molecules in a non-destructive way. Students calculate terminal velocity using an analysis of forces (buoyant, drag, and gravity) and can see why ultracentrifugation (where acceleration is a million times g or more) is required for characterizing small molecules.
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Copyright:   2020 Dawn Meredith

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