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dc.contributor.advisorIslam, Naz E.eng
dc.contributor.authorParsi, Nikhileng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on April 2, 2008)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Electrical engineering.eng
dc.description.abstractIn this study we have exposed different varieties of soybean seeds to electromagnetic (EM) radiation at a frequency other than that of light. The objective was to determine changes in the germination rate, if any, under the influence of EM field of a given frequency, power and exposure time. Soybean was chosen because it could be used as a potential source for biofuel. Of the four soybean genotype used, Magellan showed better germination rate than Maverick, SS97-6946 and William82. Results on Magellan for repeat experiments were inconclusive at best. Germination for case studies with two hundred samples showed marked improvement but the statistical significance for much larger sample (1000 seeds) decreased. All the experiments were conducted in an anechoic chamber at a power level of 126 Watts, Frequency 100 MHz and exposure time 10 minutes. For future work, we suggest similar experiments with other frequencies and different exposure times and power levels and other varieties of soybean seeds.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb63022953eng
dc.identifier.oclc217276792eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5041
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5041eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2007 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshSoybean -- Seeds -- Effect of radiation oneng
dc.subject.lcshElectromagnetic waveseng
dc.titleElectromagnetic effects on soybeanseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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