A calibration of a
set-up based on the finding that the retention volume of a molecular or particulate species is a single-valued function of an appropriate size parameter of this molecule or particle, irrespective of its chemical nature and structure. The product of the intrinsic viscosity
and molar mass,
has been widely used as the size parameter.
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