electrophoretic mobility, \(\mu\)

The observed rate of migration of a component (v) divided by electric field strength (E) in a given medium.
  1. Mobilities are sometimes expressed with a negative sign, because @M03920@ of the solutes or particles generally occurs in the direction opposite to the electrophoretic field (which is taken as reference for that direction).
  2. In a solid support medium, only apparent values can be determined.
PAC, 1994, 66, 891. 'Quantities and units for electrophoresis in the clinical laboratory (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)' on page 894 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199466040891)