PipetteCal - Pipette Calibration Aim and Importance Before...

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Pipette Calibration Aim and Importance: Before running experiments every student needs to learn how to properly handle the equipment and test the tools to check the calibration. By understanding the proper techniques used chance of external error is reduced. Also by clarifying the calibrations of the equipment faulty equipment can recognized and fixed. In this exercise the pipetman is the target. Background: Pipetmen are instruments used to accurately transfer small volumes (1 μl to 1 ml) of solution and are of utmost importance in experiments that require such small measurements. Because of their accuracy and ease of use they are practically universal lab tools. Air Displacement Pipettes invented and patented 1960 by Dr. Hanns Schmitz operate by piston-driven air displacement (Guide to Pipetting). A vacuum is generated by the vertical travel of a metal or ceramic piston within an airtight sleeve. As the piston moves upward, driven by the depression of the plunger, a vacuum is created in the
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course ALL 101 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at Cameron University.

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