1 Fiber Sensors and Supercontinuum Generation, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Teraherts Technologies and Biophotonics, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark4 Center for Nanostructured Graphene, Center, Technical University of Denmark5 unknown
Water plays a crucial role in the quality of food. Apart from the natural water content of a food product, the state of that water is very important. Water can be found integrated into the biological material or it can be added during production of the product. Currently it is difficult to differentiate between these types of water in subsequent quality controls. This thesis describes terahertz time-domain spectroscopy applied on aqueous food model systems, with particular focus on ethanol-water mixtures and confined water pools in inverse micelles.