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Title: Understanding the mechanical properties of biopolymer films
Author: Paes, Sabrina Silva
ISNI:       0000 0001 3462 8873
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2008
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The main objective of the work presented in this thesis was to study the behaviour of biopolymer films with respect to their mechanical and physicochemical properties and to test hypotheses as to their molecular origins. The thesis describes four studies. In the first study the granule, paste and film properties of common starches from six different botanical sources; i.e. cassava, corn, pea, potato, rice and wheat; were characterised with the aim of identifying the main factors which affect the properties of the starch films.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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