Universal Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Vol. 2(8), pp. 320 - 327
DOI: 10.13189/ujeee.2014.020803
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Electrical Measurements on Musa Acuminata Colla


J. Omprakash , N. V. Prasad *, G. Prasad , V.G. Krishnan , G. S. Kumar
Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 50007, India

ABSTRACT

Typical Electrical feature of Musa acuminata colla (common name of commercially available banana) peel was identified as inhomogeneous lossy-dielectric. Considering in this direction, detailed impedance analysis was made at room temperature in the frequency range of 0.001 Hz to 1 M Hz. Impedance relaxation was well-fitted into Gaussian curves. The complex impedance plot, associated with two depressed semicircles, indicates Warburg-diffusion phenomenon. Randles's plot and frequency vs. admittance plot confirm the same. The results were corroborated by Jonscher's Universal law for better understanding of the inhibitor (corrosion-free) nature of the banana-peel.

KEYWORDS
Impedance, Dielectric Complex Impedance Plots, AC-conductivity, Randles Plot, Warburg-diffusion

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] J. Omprakash , N. V. Prasad , G. Prasad , V.G. Krishnan , G. S. Kumar , "Electrical Measurements on Musa Acuminata Colla," Universal Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 8, pp. 320 - 327, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/ujeee.2014.020803.

(b). APA Format:
J. Omprakash , N. V. Prasad , G. Prasad , V.G. Krishnan , G. S. Kumar (2014). Electrical Measurements on Musa Acuminata Colla. Universal Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2(8), 320 - 327. DOI: 10.13189/ujeee.2014.020803.