Tribology measurement and analysis: Applications to food microstructures

T. B. Mills*, I. T. Norton

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter details the development and use of tribology equipment as a method to explore food microstructures under thin film conditions. First, it discusses the emergence and importance of tribological methods, and their use alongside more established techniques. Current findings on various studies on food structure are then outlined. This is followed by an explanation of microstructural influences on tribological behaviour. The chapter then reviews current approaches and findings using the developed methods, before concluding with future trends and applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood Microstructures
Subtitle of host publicationMicroscopy, Measurement and Modelling
PublisherElsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780857095251
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Food friction
  • Food tribology
  • Soft tribology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine


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