Distance between sort streams
J.MAGONDU at CGNET.COM
Fri Sep 13 11:36:00 EST 1996
I am sorting with the same machine on almost daily basis and the advise I
would give is to tilt the charged plates equally to make the gap between
them at the top about 4 to 5 mm. This will certainly improve the separation.
The diameter of the nozzle will also affect this separation. The bigger the
worse. I normally use a 70 um. or 80 um. The breakpoint will also matter. I
adjust the amplitude control to get a drop delay of 11.00 to 12.75 running a
drop drive frequency of 27,486 Hz. The above gives an optimum separation of
There are certainly other factors involved and I will also keep my eyes to
my screen to hear from others.
To: Cytometry Mailing List
Subject: Distance between sort streams
Date: Thursday, September 12, 1996 8:25AM
I request some advice regarding sorting.
Question: We use a FACStar for sorting. However, inspite of my best
efforts I am not able to get the Left and Right Streams to separate much
from the center stream. As a result the sorted cells miss the collection
tubes. (The left and rt. stream deflection controls are turned to max).
- Does the angle between the 2 charged metal plates (which is adjustable)
have anything to do with it ?.
- Any other suggestions would be welcome.
Many thanks in advance.
Yash Pal Agrawal
Dept. of Clinical Chemistry,
Kuopio Univ Hospital,
E-mail:yagrawal at messi.uku.fi
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