Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
In paper electrophoresis, taking the idealized case, a charged particle, i.e. a particle which has an excess or deficiency of electrons, resulting in a net electrostatic charge is placed on a strip of moistened filter paper. The moistening is usually done by a buffer solution which serves two purposes: 1. It provides a liquid phase within the structure of the paper through which the particle can travel. 2. It keeps a constant pH throughout the run. After experimenting with several types of apparatus the author decided that a new type of apparatus was needed and could be designed which would eliminate many of the difficulties which were inherent in other types of apparatus. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to design, build, and test a new apparatus which would satisfy this need. Some experimental results were also to be obtained.
Hodges, Robert John, "A new apparatus for paper electrophoresis" (1956). Honors Theses. 1919.