Revs vs. g's in centrifugation

Darren Tyson tysondr at sluvca.slu.edu
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 rpms.ac.uk
> thanks in advance!
> Gary Morley

RCF=1.12r(RPM/1000)^2

RCF = relative centrifugal force
r = radius in mm

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Darren
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Darren Tyson
Ph.D. Candidate in Cell and Molecular Biology
Saint Louis University
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