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Dielectric Spectroscopy in Biomaterials: Agrophysics

Department Engineering and CIAIMBITAL (Research Center on Mediteranean Intensive Agrosystems and Agrifood Biotechnology), University of Almeria, CEIA3, Almeria 04120, Spain
Research Group of Electronic Communications and Telemedicine TIC-019, Almeria 04120, Spain
Department of Applied Physics, University of Cordoba, CEIA3, Campus de Rabanales, Córdoba 14071, Spain
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Academic Editor: Dinesh Agrawal
Materials 2016, 9(5), 310;
Received: 2 March 2016 / Revised: 18 April 2016 / Accepted: 20 April 2016 / Published: 27 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microwave Materials Processing)
Being dependent on temperature and frequency, dielectric properties are related to various types of food. Predicting multiple physical characteristics of agri-food products has been the main objective of non-destructive assessment possibilities executed in many studies on horticultural products and food materials. This review manipulates the basic fundamentals of dielectric properties with their concepts and principles. The different factors affecting the behavior of dielectric properties have been dissected, and applications executed on different products seeking the characterization of a diversity of chemical and physical properties are all pointed out and referenced with their conclusions. Throughout the review, a detailed description of the various adopted measurement techniques and the mostly popular equipment are presented. This compiled review serves in coming out with an updated reference for the dielectric properties of spectroscopy that are applied in the agrophysics field. View Full-Text
Keywords: dielectric properties; microwave (MW) application; agrophysics dielectric properties; microwave (MW) application; agrophysics
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El Khaled, D.; Castellano, N.N.; Gázquez, J.A.; Perea-Moreno, A.-J.; Manzano-Agugliaro, F. Dielectric Spectroscopy in Biomaterials: Agrophysics. Materials 2016, 9, 310.

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