Monday, June 30, 2014

Week Six: Lunes

I continued researching articles about the various parts of my experiment from ion competition to the different techniques used to investigate DNA compaction and aggregation including the ICP, tweezers, AFM, SAXS and different types of crystallography. This afternoon, the argon gas was replaced and the ICP began to warm up for the numerous runs that will hopefully take place the rest of the week. The first run will be with the 10 buffer solutions I just made at 20x dilution to decrease error bars. In the previous four runs at 20x, the concentration of sodium in the buffer solutions steadily decreased each run. Hopefully running ten more samples will even out the averaged concentration.

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