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"Si j'avais une prière à formuler, ce serait moins "donnez-moi los angeles strength" que "donnez-moi le désir" de faire. (If I needed to say a prayer, it might be much less "give me the power" than "give me the need" to do.) François Jacob, "La statue intérieur" Biocalorimetry has shortly turn into verified as a Most worthy software in learn within the organic zone, as a result of the visual appeal and commercialization of very Read more...

summary: "Si j'avais une prière à formuler, ce serait moins "donnez-moi los angeles strength" que "donnez-moi le désir" de faire. (If I needed to say a prayer, it might be much less "give me the energy" than "give me the need" to do.) François Jacob, "La statue intérieur" Biocalorimetry has shortly turn into validated as a Most worthy device in learn within the organic region, as a result of visual appeal and commercialization of very high-sensitivity tools. whereas being time-honored, and several other books being on hand at the topic, the assumption at the back of the current one was once to supply readers and clients with its basics, background and technique history, delivered to us via probably the most vital builders within the box, representing a useful own account of discovery, including targeted and unique functions of the process, written by way of their creators or really expert clients. extra, to supply a booklet that has a truly vast scope, because it bargains with calorimetry use on membranes, nucleic acids and proteins, addresses either thermodynamics and kinetics, and its use as a device in utilized fields"

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However, I believe it has also led to a decreased awareness of possible systematic errors in calorimetric measurements, in particular by users with no earlier experience in calorimetry. I believe there is a need for more information on these problems, and I think that companies marketing microcalorimeters have a responsibility in this matter toward their customers. Do they take that responsibility? Are they competent to do so? I think we need more cooperation between the industry and scientists who have broad experience in this field.

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For benzene, the values are well documented—we even used benzene as a calibration substance for these kinds of instruments. The uncertainties for the values of diethyl disulfide are much larger. However, for this very slightly soluble compound (requiring 15 h experimental time at the level of a few microwatts), the result is satisfactory. I think that the design of this group of instruments and the results obtained for several hydrocarbons and other hydrophobic compounds are important. For example, I believe it would be useful to have such data available in connection with thermodynamic studies of drug–biopolymer interactions; cf.

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