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Variation of β-radiation counts with water content in Ocimum Tenuiflorumand AzadirachtaIndica Plant Leaves

Authors(2) :-Shantanu S Thakare, Kavita G Sonawane

Our aim is to study the changes in β-radiation counts with water content in Ocimum Tenuiflorum (Tulasi) and AzadirachtaIndica (Kadunimb) plant leaves using beta source Tl204. Counts were measured for one minute (60 seconds) using Geiger Muller counter. The same leaf was observed for ten days. Counts vary as the amount/percentage of water content in the leaf gets changed. It was observed that leaf absorbs more radiation when it is fresh than dry. This study will useful for quantitative evaluation of interaction of radiations with leaves of plants
Shantanu S Thakare, Kavita G Sonawane
GM Counter, Leaf, Radioactive Sources, Water
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 9 | November-December 2017
  Date of Publication : 2017-12-15
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 290-293
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173957
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
Shantanu S Thakare, Kavita G Sonawane, "Variation of β-radiation counts with water content in Ocimum Tenuiflorumand AzadirachtaIndica Plant Leaves", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 9, pp.290-293 , November-December-2017
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