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TitleSolving the mystery of the internal structure of casein micelles
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsIngham, B., Erlangga G.D., Smialowska A., Kirby N.M., Wang C., Matia-Merino L., Haverkamp R.G., and Carr A.J.
JournalSoft Matter
Pagination2723 - 2725
Date Published2015
ISSN1744683X (ISSN)
KeywordsCasein, Casein micelles, Inhomogeneities, Internal structure, Liquid milks, Micelles, Neutron scattering, particle size, Resonant X-ray scattering, X ray scattering
AbstractThe interpretation of milk X-ray and neutron scattering data in relation to the internal structure of the casein micelle is an ongoing debate. We performed resonant X-ray scattering measurements on liquid milk and conclusively identified key scattering features, namely those corresponding to the size of and the distance between colloidal calcium phosphate particles. An X-ray scattering feature commonly assigned to the particle size is instead due to protein inhomogeneities. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015.

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