Getting the feel of food structure with atomic force microscopy

Gunning, A. Patrick and Morris, Victor J. (2018) Getting the feel of food structure with atomic force microscopy. Food Hydrocolloids, 78. pp. 62-76. ISSN 0268-005X

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This article describes the progress in the development of the atomic force microscope as an imaging tool and a force transducer, with particular reference to applications in food science. Use as an imaging tool has matured and emphasis is placed on the novel insights gained from the use of the technique to study food macromolecules and food colloids, and the subsequent applications of this new knowledge in food science. Use as a force transducer is still emerging and greater emphasis is given on the methodology and analysis. Where available, applications of force measurements between molecules or between larger colloidal particles are discussed, where they have led to new insights or solved problems related to food science. The future prospects of the technique in imaging or through force measurements are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: atomic force microscopy,colloids,emulsions,ligand-receptor interactions,mucin,polysaccharides
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 05:06
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2024 01:57
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2017.05.017


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