Revs vs. g's in centrifugation

Darren Tyson tysondr at
Wed Feb 5 17:02:43 EST 1997

Mr. G. Morley wrote:
> Hi does anyone have a simple equation that allows one
> to work out the amount of g's present for a rotor of
> a specific (known) radius at different revs.per minute?
> I would be most obligued if anyone could post me the
> equation at: gmorley at
> thanks in advance!
> Gary Morley


RCF = relative centrifugal force
r = radius in mm

Hope this helps.


Darren Tyson
Ph.D. Candidate in Cell and Molecular Biology
Saint Louis University
tysondr at or darren at

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