bacteria sorting

Alice L. Givan Alice.L.Givan at
Mon Mar 11 18:30:37 EST 2002

Re: calculating the volume of a drop:

A few discrete experts have patted me on the back for finally beginning to figure it out.
I will pass the word on to all of you.

If you collect the sheath flowing from the stream for, say, 2 minutes,  all you need
to do is divide that volume by the total number of drops generated in those 2 minutes.
And that gives you the volume of a drop.  You don't even need to have the drop drive on.

Easy peasy (as my kids used to say).


Alice L. Givan
Englert Cell Analysis Laboratory
of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dartmouth Medical School
Lebanon, New Hampshire NH 03756
tel 603-650-7661
fax 603-650-6130
givan at

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