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By Dr. Walter Mächtle, Dr. Lars Börger (auth.)

Analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC) is a strong strategy for the characterization of polymers, biopolymers, polyelectrolytes, nanoparticles, dispersions, and different colloidal platforms. the strategy is ready to verify the molar mass, the particle measurement, the particle density and interplay parameters like virial coefficients and organization constants. simply because AUC can be a fractionation technique, the choice of the molar mass distribution, the particle measurement distribution, and the particle density distribution is feasible. a unique process, the density gradient approach, permits fractionating heterogeneous samples in response to their chemical nature that implies having the ability to realize chemical heterogeneity. The booklet is split into chapters bearing on instrumentation, sedimentation pace runs, density gradient runs, program examples and destiny advancements. particularly, the particular software bankruptcy demonstrates the flexibility and gear of AUC by way of many fascinating and significant business examples. therefore the publication concentrates on functional facets instead of information of centrifugation concept.

Both authors have decades of expertise in an commercial AUC study laboratory of an international prime chemical company.

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3) added to the original Optima XL for the introduction of a new user-made digital Schlieren optical setup [7, 8]. Later, in Sect. 4, we describe two other modifications: Laue’s fluorescence detector [12], and a BASF-made turbidity detector [5] to measure precise particle size distributions (see also Sect. 1). 3 shows the most important modifications for introduction of Schlieren optics into an Optima XL: – An optical bench containing the light source (1) and Schlieren slit assembly (2) has been mounted to the left side of the XL housing.

Another advantage is the broader spectrum of light that can pass through quartz when UV detectors are applied. Whereas it is very uncommon to create user-made rotors and other parts of the cell, the centerpieces of AUC cells are frequently built or modified by users in order to adapt them for their special needs. The centerpiece is the heart of an AUC measuring cell (see Fig. 7). It is made of aluminum, titanium, Kel-F, Teflon or charcoal/aluminum-filled Epon. In principle, there are four types of analytical ultracentrifugation centerpieces: (i) The mono-sector centerpiece only contains the sample solution.

Another aperture at the bottom of the lens-slit assembly reduces the stray light intensity once more. The light leaving the lens-slit assembly hits the PM tube, which comprises a large active area that is sufficient to record the complete scanned picture of the cell. Therefore, the PM tube can be kept stationary. The intensity of the solvent sector I0 , and the intensity of the sample sector I, both recorded on the PM tube, normalized with the intensity from the stationary incident detector, are combined to reveal the desired absorption signal A(r) = lg I0 /I of the sample, at the radius position r.

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