Dynamic light scattering

    Equipment/facility: Service

      Description

      Dynamic light scattering service provided by the X-Ray Crystallography Facility
      Analysis of variables such as aggregation, folding and conformation as a function or time and/or treatment.

      Dynamic light scattering is a technique in which a beam of monochromatic light is directed through a biomolecule solution; fluctuations in scattered light intensity are analyzed.

      A dynamic light scattering experiment is non-invasive, and can quickly provide information about size and homogeneity of biomolecules. With this size information, sample characteristics like aggregation, folding, or conformation can be monitored as a function of various preparations, solvent conditions, temperature, or time.

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      light scattering
      folding
      luminous intensity
      crystallography
      homogeneity
      preparation
      x rays
      temperature