Université de Fribourg

Structure of β-lactoglobulin microgels formed during heating as revealed by small-angle X-ray scattering and light scattering

Moitzi, Christian ; Donato, Laurence ; Schmitt, Christophe ; Bovetto, Lionel ; Gillies, Graeme ; Stradner, Anna

In: Food Hydrocolloids, 2011, vol. 25, no. 7, p. 1766-1774

We have investigated the structure of microgels formed during heating of demineralized β-lactoglobulin (βlg) solutions at pH 5.9 by small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and light scattering. First, unheated βlg solutions were characterized at different pH values between 2.0 and 7.0. At pH 5.9, βlg solutions contain mainly dimers (with a radius of approx. 2 nm), which coexist with a small...

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Monitoring spatially heterogeneous dynamics in a drying colloidal thin film

Zakharov, Pavel ; Scheffold, Frank

In: Soft Materials, 2010, vol. 8, no. 2, p. 102-113

We report on a new type of experiment that enables us to monitor spatially and temporally heterogeneous dynamic properties in complex fluids. Our approach is based on the analysis of near-field speckles produced by light diffusely reflected from the superficial volume of a strongly scattering medium. By periodic modulation of an incident speckle beam we obtain pixel-wise ensemble averages of the...

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A new instrument for time-resolved static and dynamic light-scattering experiments in turbid media

Moitzi, Christian ; Vavrin, Ronny ; Bhat, Suresh Kumar ; Stradner, Anna ; Schurtenberger, Peter

In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2009, vol. 336, no. 2, p. 565-574

We present a new 3D cross-correlation instrument that not only allows for static and dynamic scattering experiments with turbid samples but measures at four angles simultaneously. It thus extends the application of cross-correlation light scattering to time-resolved studies where we can, for example, efficiently investigate the temporal evolution of aggregating or phase separating turbid...

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Light scattering near and from interfaces using evanescent wave and ellipsometric light scattering

Sigel, Reinhard

In: Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, 2009, vol. 14, no. 6, p. 426-437

The broad range of interface light scattering investigations in recent years shows the power and the versatility of these techniques to address new and open questions in colloid and interface science and the soft condensed matter field. Structural information for polymers, liquid crystals, or colloids close to planar or spherical colloidal interfaces are either captured with long range light...