A M Hermansson

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The mechanical properties, moisture contents (MC), and glass transition temperature (T(g)) of whey protein isolate (WPI) films were studied at various pH values using sorbitol (S) as a plasticizer. The films were cast from heated aqueous solutions and dried in a climate chamber at 23 degrees C and 50% relative humidity (RH) for 16 h. The critical gel(More)
This work was focused on the relationship between the microstructure and the mechanical and barrier properties of whey protein isolate (WPI) films. Sorbitol (S) and glycerol (G) were used as plasticizers and the pH was varied between 7 and 9. The films were cast from heated aqueous solutions and dried in a climate room at 23 degrees C and 50% relative(More)
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) diffusometry and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) were combined in a quantitative way in finite element calculations of water propagation in CLSM images obtained from a very heterogeneous emulsion. The propagators calculated on the basis of microstructure were Fourier transformed and subsequently compared with the(More)
We have used Electron Tomography (ET) to reveal the detailed three-dimensional structure of particulate hydrogels, a material category common in e.g. controlled release, food science, battery and biomedical applications. A full understanding of the transport properties of these gels requires knowledge about the pore structure and in particular the(More)
This work focuses on the aging of whey protein isolate (WPI) films plasticized with glycerol (G) and sorbitol (S). The films were cast from heated aqueous solutions at pH 7 and dried at 23 degrees C and 50% relative humidity (RH) for 16 h. They were stored in a climate room (23 degrees C, 50% RH) for 120 days, and the film properties were measured at(More)
The kinetics of phase separation and gel formation of gelatin/maltodextrin mixtures have been studied using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), stereological image analysis and rheology. The quantified microstructural parameters were the volume-weighted mean volume and the interfacial area. The temperature of(More)
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