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Characterization of Hibiscus Flower as a Potential Source of Electric Supply

Emetere, Moses and Akinlabi, Esther T. (2020) Characterization of Hibiscus Flower as a Potential Source of Electric Supply. In: 6th Annual International Workshop on Materials Science and Engineering. (In Press)

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Deriving energy from plant has generated new technologies that are impressive. The success of harnessing energy in plants means that a global challenge has been truly solved. In this paper, the focus was to improve upon the plasmon technology in converting light to electricity such as photovoltaic. A metallic coated plant extract (MCPE) was synthesized and characterized in an unusual characterization set-up to determine the basic properties required for the plasmon technology. The MCPE was found to have band gap of 3.15 eV and possesses the basic properties of electron clouds oscillating about a mean position. This result means that the MCPE is a bio-particulate option that can replace the inorganic nanoparticles in the plasmon experiment. Further work on testing the MCPE in plasmon set-up is recommended.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2020 15:27
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2020 15:27

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