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Basic Concepts of Density Gradient Ultracentrifugation

  • Jindi Wang
  • Jun Ma
  • Xuemei Wen
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Abstract

This chapter reviews the development of centrifugal equipment and its achievements in various fields, especially in the field of life sciences. Based on the development of the equipment, centrifugal technology also plays a very crucial role in scientific research. Afterward, we introduce three common types of separation techniques: differential centrifugation, rate-zonal centrifugation, and isopycnic separation. For each type, we describe the basic principles, characteristics, and scope of application in detail.

Keywords

Density gradient ultracentrifugation Revolution of centrifugation Differential separation Isopycnic separation Rate-zonal separation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jindi Wang
    • 1
  • Jun Ma
    • 1
  • Xuemei Wen
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource EngineeringBeijing University of Chemical TechnologyBeijingChina

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