resist.total {breakage} R Documentation

## Calculate overall pipette tip resistance

### Description

Calculates the resistance of a pipette tip, as the sum of its internal conical resistance and external access resistance. Pipette geometry is specified in terms of length, tip radius and half-cone angle.

### Usage

```resist.total(r, l, theta, rho = 51)
```

### Arguments

 `r` Pipette tip (inner) radius, in microns. `l` Pipette length, in microns. Note that resistance contribution falls of markedly away from the tip, so the exact length may not be crucially important. `theta` Pipette internal half-cone angle, in radians. `rho` Resistivity of the pipette filler medium, in ohm centimetres. The default value of 51 ohm cm corresponds to a 150 mM solution of KCl.

### Value

The calculated total resistance, in ohms.

Matthew Caldwell

### See Also

`resist.access`, `resist.cone`, `resist.breakage`

### Examples

```# total resistance for a 30 micron long pipette tip with a half-cone angle of 4 degrees
# and a tip radius of 50nm, with a filler/bath resistivity of 64 ohm cm
# converting result from ohms to megohms for readability
resist.total(r=0.05, l=30, theta=4*pi/180, rho=64) * 1e-6
```

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