Food structure and functionality: A soft matter perspective

Job Ubbink, Adam Burbidge, Raffaele Mezzenga

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The structure and functionality of foods are described from the perspective of recent advances in soft condensed matter physics. An overview is given of the structure and properties of food materials in terms of the physically relevant length scales. Recent developments in the understanding of the physics of gels, micelles, liquid crystals, biopolymer complexes and amorphous carbohydrates are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1569-1581
Number of pages13
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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