a unit equal to 10-13 second (0.1 picosecond), used to measure sedimentation coefficients in ultracentrifuge technology. The sedimentation coefficient of a particle is defined to be s/(w2r), where s is the sedimentation rate, w is the angular velocity of the centrifuge (in radians per second), and r is the radius at which the particle is being spun; this calculation gives a quantity in time units. The unit honors the Swedish chemist Theodor Svedberg (1884-1971), who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 1926 for the invention of the ultracentrifuge and its use in studying the properties of colloids.

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  • Svedberg — ist die Maßeinheit für den Sedimentationskoeffizienten Svedberg ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Hillevi Svedberg (1910–1990), schwedische Architektin Rudolf Svedberg (1910–1992), schwedischer Ringer The Svedberg (1884–1971), schwedischer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Svedberg — Svedberg, Theodor …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Svedberg — A svedberg (symbol S, sometimes Sv, not to be confused with Sv for the SI unit sievert as well as the non SI sverdrup) is a non SI physical unit used for sedimentation coefficients. It characterizes the behaviour of a particle type in… …   Wikipedia

  • Svedberg — Para otros usos de Sv, véase Sv. Una ultracentrífuga. Un svedberg (símbolo S, a veces Sv) es una unidad no incluida en el SI que se usa en ultracentrifugación. Se nombró en homenaje al físico y químico sueco Theodor Svedberg (1884 1971),… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Svedberg — Le Svedberg, de symbole S, est une unité de mesure du taux de sédimentation. Elle fut nommée ainsi en l honneur du chimiste et physicien suédois Theodor Svedberg (1884 1971), lauréat du prix Nobel de chimie en 1926 pour ses travaux en chimie des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Svedberg — Theodor, Swedish chemist and Nobel laureate, 1884–1971. See S. equation, S. of flotation, S. unit. * * * sved·berg sfed .bərg, .ber ē n a unit of time amounting to 10 13 second that is used to measure the sedimentation velocity of a colloidal… …   Medical dictionary

  • svedberg — noun Etymology: The Svedberg Date: 1937 a unit of time amounting to 10 13 second that is used to measure the sedimentation velocity of a colloidal solution (as of a protein) in an ultracentrifuge and to determine molecular weight by substitution… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Svedberg — Svẹd|berg [nach dem schwed. Chemiker T. Svedberg (1884–1971)]; Syn.: Svedberg Einheit; Einheitenzeichen: S: zeitbehaftete nichtgesetzliche Einheit für den Sedimentationskoeffizienten (↑ Ultrazentrifuge) 1 S = 10‒13 s. * * * Svẹdberg  … …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Svedberg — n. family name; Theodor Svedberg (1884 1971), Swedish chemist, winner of the 1926 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on colloid chemistry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Svedberg — noun Swedish theologian (1688 1772) • Syn: ↑Swedenborg, ↑Emanuel Swedenborg, ↑Emanuel Svedberg • Instance Hypernyms: ↑theologian, ↑theologist, ↑theologizer, ↑theologiser …   Useful english dictionary

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