Today was spent attempting to simulate Bertin's NCP aggregation experiments. Magnesium was repeatedly added to a 1mg/mL NCP solution at the increments indicated in the previous blog. Unusually, no significant change was observed in the NCP concentration as a result of Mg2+ addition to the level of 15mM. Futher investigation into the reasons behind this disagreement with Bertin's experiment will be perused tomorrow. The experiment may have to be repeated.