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Food Physics at Leeds

Food Physics at Leeds is part of the Internationally renowned Food Colloids group and applies basic physical principles to scientific discovery in the heterogeneous materials consumed by human beings.

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Research

Our group is internationally leading in the application of ultrasound and acoustics to materials characterisation and materials processing in food and related materials. Our laboratory contains a unique range of ultrasound spectroscopy equipment. Specialist areas include computer and mathematical modelling, crystal design and innovative process equipment innovation

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Ultrasound images of a stable (top) and unstable (bottom) colloid showing oil at the top and serum at the bottom
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Acoustic microscope for lipid and colloid characterisation
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Stable Microsystems texture analyser and acoustic envelope detector
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A pulse of sound passing an oil drop suspended in water
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Crisps make ultrasound when we eat them