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Ultrasonic and acoustic microscopy: Principles and applications to food microstructures

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The underlying principles of acoustic scanning/acoustic microscopy are reviewed, underpinning a discussion of the operation and application of acoustic microscopy and scanning to food materials. The construction of a versatile scanning acoustic platform (VSAP) capable of imaging over a wide range of scales, from centimetres to micrometres, is described in detail. Applications of the technique to the study of meat, food emulsion stability, and in-vivo study of plant cells are described. Future developments in conjunction with optical techniques (acousto-optics) are also reviewed. © 2013 Woodhead Publishing Limited All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Povey MJW, Watson N, Parker NG

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Food Microstructures: Microscopy, Measurement and Modelling

Year: 2014

Pages: 192-222

Online publication date: 27/03/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1533/9780857098894.1.192

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ISBN: 9780857095251