Lesson Description This lesson will cover the basics of centrifugation including: effects of gravity on particles in suspension, operation of a centrifuge, differential centrifugation, basic components, and common safety considerations.

Additional Learning Resources For more information on what was covered in the lesson, follow these useful links to learn more about specific aspects of centrifugation.

Centrifugation Resources   • Wikipedia: Centrifugation
  • YouTube: Centrifugation
  • Dartmouth College: Centrifugation

General Lab Resources   • Sterile Gowning Procedures
  • Virtual Microscope
  • Centrifugation
  • Lyophilization
  • Spectrophotometry

BioNetwork   •

Hardware Requirements Operating System: Windows XP or higher, Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
Graphics card: Requires DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities or higher (example: Geforce 6600 and above).
Note: GPUs made before 2003 (NVIDIA), 2002 (AMD) and 2004 (Intel) are not supported.
CPU: Requires SSE2 instruction set support. SSE2 is supported by almost all processors sold since 2006.

Web Player Support This lesson is supported on the following platforms. For best performance, the latest version is recommended.

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