Effects of a magnetic field on the growth rate of tetragonal lysozyme crystals

Shin Ichiro Yanagiya, Gen Sazaki, Stephen D. Durbin, Satoru Miyashita, Kazuo Nakajima, Hiroshi Komatsu, Kazuo Watanabe, Mitsuhiro Motokawa

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Abstract

The growth process of tetragonal lysozyme crystals under static and homogeneous magnetic field of 11 T was observed in situ by using an optical microscope which was specially designed and prepared. This optical system, having a spatial resolution of 0.5 μm, was used to measure the growth rate of the lysozyme crystals under 0 and 11 T. The effect of the magnetic field of 11 T was to decrease the growth rate of the crystals. The effect of a magnetic field on the dissolution process of the crystal was also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-650
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume208
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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