Open day

11th May Open Day at Consistence: great to see young people fascinated by science. Growing salt and sugar crystals here +imaging with polarised light.

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Confocal Microscopy image of worn jeans textile.

Worn Jeans

CSLM autofluorescence image of magnified worn jeans This is a confocal microscopy 3D image of denim, as an example of the amazing effect of rather low magifications of daily stuff. The image shows woven threads that are composed of individual cotton fibres. The here imaged jeans have been worn as can be concluded from the many loose cotton fibres. The…

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Read more about the article Apple sauce, Appelmoes, Apfelmus, Compote de pommes
Confocal Microscopy image of Apple Sauce, consisting of loose, collapsed cells

Apple sauce, Appelmoes, Apfelmus, Compote de pommes

The microstructure of apple sauce. The microstructure of this beloved product is made up of loose cooked apple cells. Earlier in life, in the fresh apple, the cells were voluminous. Here they have collapsed, but they are stiff enough to hold the liquid in place and to provide the typical shear-thinning texture. The video shows a stack of confocal laser…

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Phone screen magnification

This post is about the amazing beauty of the rainbow, white light, mobile phone screens, ... and 'regular' stereo light microscopy. To start with the last: a Stereo Microscope (or macroscope) is a sophisticated magnifiying glass. It allows to visualise details of objects that are below the visibility threshold of the naked eye. Now the phone screen: If viewed under the stereo microscope,…

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Read more about the article Beautiful visualization of hummus microstructure
SEM image of hummus with mild processing, keeping chickpea cells intact.

Beautiful visualization of hummus microstructure

After aquiring the proper instruments and moving them to our new Consistence lab, it's great to see them installed and running. Here I start with a beautiful visualisation of houmous microstructure. Besides being a very tasty plant based spread, originating from the middle east, its microstructure is impressive as well. The method used here is cryo-scanning electron microscopy. The real…

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Consistence founded

Welcome at Consistence, a young and dynamic company, specialized in microstructure research. We guide you into the micro/nanoworld with in-house advanced imaging. Whether it is food, seeds, fabric, mud, metal or otherwise, we can show the smallest details of your product. With a full range of microscopy methods, we can solve your challenge at the finest level in 3D. Think…

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