S-layer proteins and storage

Discussion in 'General Science' started by boks, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. boks

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    Oct 10, 2008
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    An S-layer protein is 3nm is diameter. Calculate number of proteins per mm3 of membrane. If the
    protein is used to pattern a surface used for data storage - each protein molecule can position one
    magnetic particle (1bit) compare this type of storage with current hard disks.


    Just one question before I start calculating: Is it correct with "proteins per mm3 of membrane", or is it supposed to be "per mm2 of membrane", you think?
     
  2. fulcrum

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    Feb 3, 2009
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    I think you'll have to assume that a layer has the thickness of one protein.
     
  3. boks

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    Takk, nydelig mann!
     
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