This volume is written by a group who have made a number of important contributions in the field of paper electrophoresis. It represents in part a summary of work done in the author's laboratories and in part a compilation of reports in the literature.
Approximately one-fourth of the volume is devoted to a description of general experimental methods. The horizontal unit developed by the author is favored in this section, almost to the exclusion of other types of instruments.
Another fourth of the work is devoted to mobility determinations and the factors which influence them. An attempt is made to derive a relation on thermodynamic grounds for relating free solution mobility and mobility in paper-stabilized systems. However, a number of parameters which are related to "paper wetness" must be determined empirically with a standard substance whose free mobility is accurately known.
The last half of the book is devoted to