Journal article

Rmax: A systematic approach to evaluate instrument sort performance using center stream catch

Andrew Riddell, Rui Gardner, Alexis Perez-Gonzalez, Telma Lopes, Lola Martinez

METHODS | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2015

Abstract

Sorting performance can be evaluated with regard to Purity, Yield and/or Recovery of the sorted fraction. Purity is a check on the quality of the sample and the sort decisions made by the instrument. Recovery and Yield definitions vary with some authors regarding both as how efficient the instrument is at sorting the target particles from the original sample, others distinguishing Recovery from Yield, where the former is used to describe the accuracy of the instrument's sort count. Yield and Recovery are often neglected, mostly due to difficulties in their measurement. Purity of the sort product is often cited alone but is not sufficient to evaluate sorting performance. All of these three pe..

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