svedberg units

Walter Hill walterh at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Wed Feb 4 13:31:57 EST 1998

On Wed, 4 Feb 1998, Todd wrote:

> I am wondering if anyone knows what measurements svedbergs are measured
> in.


According to Schachman's book, Ultracentrifugation in Biochemistry,
the sedimentation coefficient is:

s = dx/dt/(w^2x)

and has the units cm/sec/dyne/g or sec.

Sedimentation coefficients are reported in units of svedburgs (S)
where 1S = 10^-13 sec.

-Walt Hill

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