To Investigate the Electrical Impedance of the Aloe Barbadensis Miller Leaves
Sanjeev Kumar Sharma1, Randhir Singh2, Parveen Lehana3
1Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, M-tech, Electronic & Communication Department, Sri Sai College of Engineering & Technology, Pathankot, Punjab, India.
2Randhir Singh, Assistant Professor and HOD, Electronic & Communication Department, Sri Sai College of Engineering & Technology, Pathankot, Punjab, India.
3Parveen Lehana, Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Electronics, University of Jammu, India.
Manuscript received on November 01, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on November 02, 2012. | Manuscript published on November 05, 2012. | PP: 234-238 | Volume-2 Issue-5, November 2012. | Retrieval Number: E1052102512/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: The growth and health status of plants can be accessed from the electrical properties of its limbs such as leaves and stem. Present investigations were carried out to study the electrical impedance of Aloe Barbadensis Miller (Aloe-vera) leaves for investigating the effect of external ac current on its tissues Impedance was estimated over the frequency ranging from 500 Hz to 20 kHz. Aloe-vera plant has been chosen because of its extensive applications in dermatology. It is also known as “Lilly of Desert”. The leaves of Aloe-vera contain a soothing thick sap that is useful for treatment and curing of wounds and diseases. The estimated impedance of the leaves was found to be a function of applied ac frequency across the leaves. The impedance of the leaf tissue decreases with the increase in frequencies of input signal. This may be due to change of dielectric properties of Aloe-vera tissues indicating a mechanism of evaluating the health status of Aloe-vera by estimating its electrical impedance
Keywords: Aloe-vera, Thigmomophogenisis, Agri-wave technology, AC signal impedance, CAM.