Cereal Chem 67:580-584 | VIEW
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Transient Three-Dimensional Moisture Distribution in an Ear of Corn During Drying.
H. Song and J. B. Litchfield. Copyright 1990 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc.
A three-dimensional Fourier transform method and a multislice two-dimensional Fourier transform method were used to obtain three-dimensional proton density images of an ear of corn. Two-dimensional, transient moisture profiles were obtained from the three-dimensional images. The moisture transfer and shrinkage of the sample were analyzed from the profiles. Mass transfer occurred in the x and z directions in individual kernels, but the mass transfer between kernels was negligible.