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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Gebhardt, R.; Petkeviciute, I. 
Title:
β-Lactoglobulin films with spiral cracks 
Abstract:
We studied spiral crack formation in dried β-lactoglobulin films. The spirals result from simultaneous crack propagation and fragment detachment and the final pattern can be mathematically described by a logarithmic spiral equation. Crack patterns were investigated under different β-lactoglobulin and plasticizer concentrations of the initial solution used for film preparation. Spiral crack patterns occur in films over the entire tested concentration range up to cm = 250 mg/mL, but disappear when...    »
 
Keywords:
Plasticizer; spiral cracks; ß-Lactoglobulin; Whey protein 
Journal title:
Food Structure 
Year:
2014 
Journal volume:
Pages contribution:
155--163 
Print-ISSN:
22133291