Modification of a French pressure cell to improve microbial cell disruption

Paul R. Jaschke, Ian Drake, J. Thomas Beatty

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Abstract

A procedure for modification of the valve stem of a 40 K French pressure cell is described. The modification should be done by a machinist and requires a metalworking lathe. After modification of the valve stem, a torlon 4203 plastic ball is used between the valve stem and valve seat to control the pressure within the cell. The torlon plastic ball is a key component needed to obtain the high pressures required for efficient disruption of microbial cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalPhotosynthesis Research
Volume102
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

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