analytical ultracentrifuge


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analytical ultracentrifuge

[‚an·əl′id·ə·kəl ¦əl·trə¦sen·trə‚fyüj]
(engineering)
An ultracentrifuge that uses one of three optical systems (schlieren, Rayleigh, or absorption) for the accurate determination of sedimentation velocity or equilibrium.
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Analytical ultracentrifuges use detection systems to monitor spinning samples in real time to determine sedimentation velocity and equilibrium used to determine shape and mass of macromolecules.

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