The microstructure of consumer products

19 Jun 2024

The study of the microstructure of consumer products is of great importance to understand their properties and how the microstructure relates to texture, sensory characteristics, mouth feel and consumer preferences. Cryo-FIB-SEM offers a range of new possibilities in electron microscopy of soft materials. ZEISS demonstrates the application and use of cryo-FIB-SEM microscopy for the microstructural 3D study of food and personal care products. Application examples include concentrated bouillon gel, toothpaste, and shower gel. The results presented were obtained using a ZEISS FIB-SEM equipped with a Gatan Alto 2500 cryo preparation system and Oxford EDX detector 80 mm2.