Florentino González-Hernández

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of visible and near infrared spectroscopy (Vis/NIRS) in predicting the chemical, physical and mechanical behavior of single-piece natural corks stoppers used for sealing wine bottles. Two training sets of 90 and 150 cork stoppers were used to obtain four spectra per sample in different positions: two of(More)
An objective control method for grading cork stoppers is presented using a cork stopper quality index based on porosity, density and elasticity, these being the properties which have the greatest influence on the closure capacity of the stopper. The elasticity of the cork stopper is measured through the relaxation ratio, which is defined by the relationship(More)
Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy was applied to determine the type of surface treatment and dose used on cork stoppers and to predict the friction between stopper and bottleneck. Agglomerated cork stoppers were finished with two different doses and using two surface treatments: P (paraffin and silicone), 15 and 25 mg/stopper, and S (only(More)
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