The Lab Manager Resource Guide for Centrifuges

Authors: R. Ackerman; M. May, PhD; R. Muenz

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Today’s centrifuges are more sophisticated than ever — here's everything you need to know about them.  

An essential piece of basic laboratory equipment, the centrifuge applies thousands of gravitational force equivalents to a sample while spinning in order to separate structures and particles suspended in a liquid.

Centrifuges work on the principle of sedimentation facilitated by an apparent angular force that draws components of a rotating sample away from the center of rotation. Although centrifugation theory is straightforward, its engineering literature is voluminous due to the number of industries and research operations that depend on the operation. New and updated models now allow researchers many options for spinning and separating materials.

 In this eBook you'll learn: 

  • Questions to ask before buying a centrifuge
  • Maintenance tips on centrifuge technology
  • Expert advice on which centrifuge techniques are best for your lab 
  • Featured products and new offers

 

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