NCBI ROFL: Magnetic resonance temperature mapping of microwave-fried chicken fingers.

By ncbi rofl | April 13, 2010 7:00 pm

fingers“The main objective of this study was to compare the heating patterns of chicken fingers deep-fried conventionally and using a microwave. Two dimensional internal temperature maps of fried chicken fingers with rectangular geometry were measured post frying using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Frying was performed in a microwave oven at 365 W power level for 0.5 and 1.5 min after bringing the oil temperature to 180 +/- 1 degrees C. Samples were also fried in a conventional fryer at 180 degrees C for 2 and 5 min for comparison. Variations in internal temperature distribution increased proportionally to frying time in both microwave and conventional frying. Internal thermal equilibrium is reached in all samples after 13 min of holding time. Internal structural changes, void formation, were also visualized in the images. Void formation did not significantly impact cooling rates.”

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Photo: flickr/adamjackson1984

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  • Ben

    Um…they MRI’d fried chicken. That is has to be the first time I’ve heard those two words in a sentence. I’m a geologist and we use a tool called a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imager to look for hydrocarbon bearing rocks. It forces the neutrons in the interstical fluids to spin in a certain way. I’ll have to remember the test it on my fried chicken next time.

  • adam jackson

    thanks for using my Flickr photo!

  • http://www.supervision-klinner.de/ schlechte beratung

    Das ist ein wirklich beträchtlich Artikel. Da freu ich mich aber :D

  • Gerelyn Monungolh

    Coolpac offers temperature mapping services for GMP applications. Temperature mapping for pharmaceutical. warehouses, fridges and freezers. GMP Temperature Mapping is the process of mapping the temperature of  controlled storage areas such as a pharmaceutical warehouses, fridges and freezers .  There is an increased emphasis on compliance by the regulators for areas where products are stored.
    http://coolpac.com/services/temperature-mapping/

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