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Scanning Acoustic Microscopy

The Scanning Acoustic Microscope generates an image of the microscopic elastic properties of soft solid materials.  It measures the speed of sound, attenuation and backscattering with a resolution down to 20 micrometers.

More information is available from;

Professor Malcolm Povey
School of Food Science and Nutrition
M.J.W.Povey@leeds.ac.uk

Ultrasound Spectroscopy

A range of ultrasound spectroscopy equipment for the measurement of crystal nucleation and growth kinetics is available. The liquid/solid phase transition generates a large change in adiabatic compressibility which is readily and highly accurately measureable with ultrasound.

More information is available from;

Professor Malcolm Povey
School of Food Science and Nutrition
M.J.W.Povey@leeds.ac.uk

 

Thermal Analysis

A range of thermal analysis equipment is available within individual research groups. This includes scanning differential calorimetry (DSC) which can be used for identification of phase transitions, and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) for analysis of sample compositions.

For more information;

TGA-Mass spec and DSC
Kevin Roberts (School of Chemical and Process Engineering)
K.J.Roberts@leeds.ac.uk

TGA-DSC and modulated DSC 
Fiona Meldrum (School of Chemistry)
F.Meldrum@leeds.ac.uk