Effects of a magnetic field on the nucleation and growth of protein crystals

G. Sazaki, E. Yoshida, H. Komatsu, T. Nakada, S. Miyashita, K. Watanabe

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Crystallization of hen egg-white lysozyme and horse-spleen ferritin was carried out under a steady and uniform magnetic field of 10 T and compared with the crystals grown under 0 T. It is clearly demonstrated that a magnetic field reduced the number of nuclei and not only oriented the crystals but also modified the habit of protein crystals. The present experimental result indicates that application of a magnetic field is an efficient method for growing a small number of large crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Mar
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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