Open Access Original Research Article

On the Application of Coefficient of Anisotropy as an Index of Groundwater Potential in a Typical Basement Complex of Ado Ekiti, Southwest, Nigeria

A. I. Olayinka, E. A. A. Oyedele

Physical Science International Journal, Page 1-10
DOI: 10.9734/psij/2019/v22i130119

This paper examines the application of the Dar Zarrouk parameter, the Coefficient of Anisotropy to Groundwater Potential Evaluation in a typical Basement Complex Terrain of Ado-Ekiti Southwest, Nigeria. A regional Geoelectric Depth sounding was carried out across the metropolis using the Schlumberger electrode array. Resistivity-depth image in terms of layer thickness and resistivity was used to compute the Coefficients of Anisotropy for the VES locations occupied. Thematic maps of the geoelectric parameters were generated using the Concept of Geographical Information System (GIS). Comparative Map Analysis revealed that a range of 1.3 to 1.6 Anisotropy values was observed across the zones characterized by thick overburden, Weathered Basement Thickness in excess of 25m, low weathered basement resistivity, fractured bedrock and basement depressions in the study area. Anisotropy values ranging from 1.8 to 2.8 were observed across the basement ridges and zones characterized by thin overburden, Weathered Basement Thickness of generally less than 15m and Weathered Basement resistivity greater than 1500 Ω-m with least groundwater potential. The regions of Anisotropy values ranging from 1.3 to 1.6 are demarcated as high groundwater potential zones. Areas characterized by higher Anisotropy values can be associated with low porosity and permeability with less hydro geological appeal.

Open Access Original Research Article

Oblique Propagation of Nonlinear Solitary Waves in Magnetized Plasma with Nonextensive Electrons

Parveen Bala, Harpreet Kaur

Physical Science International Journal, Page 1-9
DOI: 10.9734/psij/2019/v22i130121

In this paper, authors have studied the properties of obliquely propagating nonlinear solitary waves in a plasma system consisting of warm ions and nonextensively distributed electrons. The nonlinear Korteweg-de-Vries (KdV) equation and its solution have been derived using the standard reductive perturbation method. The effect of ion temperature on the propagation of solitary waves has been investigated numerically. The critical value of nonextensivity at which solitary structures transit from negative to positive potential is found to shift to the lower value under the effect of finite temperature. The numerical results are interpreted graphically. The results may be useful for understanding the wave propagation in laboratory and space plasmas where magnetic field is present.

Open Access Original Research Article

Plasmas Computed with ATMED CR of the 3rd Non-LTE Code Comparison Workshop Database

A. J. Benita

Physical Science International Journal, Page 1-44
DOI: 10.9734/psij/2019/v22i130122

In this paper, there are presented some results calculated with ATMED CR of the 3rd Non-LTE Code Comparison Workshop held in December 2003, when this software didn’t exist, having been released in 2017. NLTE population kinetics codes were tested of steady-state cases for C, Al, Ar, Ge, Xe and Au plasmas selected for detailed comparisons. The scope of the meeting consisted of analyzing steady-state dense plasma cases of carbon, low temperature plasmas of aluminium and argon, X-ray laser experiments of germanium also with imposing a Planckian radiation field, medium- and high-Z multicharged ions of hot “experiment-related” plasmas of xenon, using real electron temperature and density parameters inferred from electronic and ionic Thomson scattering spectra and finally plasmas of gold. Being motivated by germanium X-ray laser experiments, the time history of electronic temperature Te and density Ne for a temporal dependent case is provided in Workshop NLTE-3. The calculation with ATMED CR has been carried out to t = 1.975 ns considering the non-uniform time grid along with the corresponding values of Te and Ne presented, being the initial condition LTE at low temperature. 

The results for plasma properties can be considered as relatively precise and optimal, being checked fundamentally the high sensitivity of calculations to changes in regime, local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) or non-LTE (NLTE), electronic and radiation temperatures, electronic density and the percentage of hot electrons. Frequency resolved and mean opacities are also displayed computed with ATMED CR using UTA (Unresolved Transition Array) or Mixed UTA formalisms.

Open Access Original Research Article

Retracted: First-Principles Calculation of Optoelectronic Properties of Antimony Sulfides Thin Film

A. B. Suleiman, A. S. Gidado, Abdullahi Lawal

Physical Science International Journal, Page 1-10
DOI: 10.9734/psij/2019/v22i130123

Antimony sulfide (Sb2S3) thin film have received great interests as an absorbing layer for solar cell technology. Electronic and optical properties of Sb2S3 thin films were studied by first principles approach. Highly accurate full-potential linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method within density functional theory (DFT) as implemented in WIEN2k package. The simulated film is in the [001] direction using supercell method with a vacuum along z-direction so that slab and periodic images can be treated independently. The calculated values of indirect band gaps of Sb2S3 for various slabs were found to be 0.568, 0.596 and 0.609 eV for 1, 2 and 4 slabs respectively. This trend is consistent with the experimental work where the band gap reduced when the thickness increased. Optical properties comprising of real and imaginary parts of complex dielectric function, absorption coefficient, refractive index was also investigated to understand the optical behavior of Sb2S3 thin films. From analysis of optical properties, it is clearly shown that Sb2S3 thin films have good optical absorption in the visible light and ultraviolet wavelengths, it is anticipated that these films can be used as an absorbing layer for solar cell and optoelectronic devices.


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Open Access Original Research Article

Power and Current Induction in Arteries and Blood within Due to UHF Exposure

Mona A. El Naggar

Physical Science International Journal, Page 1-8
DOI: 10.9734/psij/2019/v22i130124

The EMF effect on the arterial blood flow is investigated employing a mathematical model. The propagation of an incident electromagnetic wave in the ultra-high frequency range (UHF), 200MHz -100GHz, is studied. This range covers the microwave to the millimeter wave ranges (MW-mmWave), currently adopted as the 5G mobile communications. Thermal and non-thermal possible effects, due to this UHF far field exposure are accounted for by the present results. These results, obtained from the proposed mathematical model, illustrate the distribution of both the induced power and the current densities versus frequency in arteries and blood within. The frequency dependence of dissipated and stored power densities is thus investigated. In addition to this, the ohmic and displacement current densities are computed. These are related to thermal and non-thermal effects as well. The present results are calculated for electric field strengths ranging from 1V/m to 1kV/m.