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  • n. A non-SI unit of sedimentation rate (symbol S or Sv), the rate at which particles of a given size and shape travel to the bottom of a tube under centrifugal force.


Named after the Swedish chemist Theodor Svedberg (1884–1971). (Wiktionary)


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  • A physical unit used to characterize the behavior of a particle type in ultracentrifugation. Bigger particles have higher svedberg values. It is a unit of time amounting to 10-13 s or 100 femtoseconds. Named after Swedish physicist and chemist Theodor Svedberg.

    November 7, 2007