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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Effects of Gamma Irradiation on Some Electrical Properties of Ethylbenzene
by C. E. Orji

In this study, the D.C. electrical conductivity, pH and bulk electrical potential of gamma irradiated and non irradiated ethylbenzene were studied within the temperature range 5.0 to 50oC. Samples of ethyl-benzene were irradiated with different doses of irradiation, 30.20, 80.60 110.90 and 141.10 mGy, respectively. The resistance of the samples to radiolysis was investigated in terms of the activation or bonding energy ?H. Result showed that ethylbenzene has low resistance to gamma radiolysis when compared with benzene. In general, the electrical conductivity and bulk electrical potential were found to increase while the pH decreases with irradiation dose. The purpose of this study is to investigate how gamma ray affects some electrical properties of ethylbenzene, to obtain data that will provide reference materials for the influence of gamma ray on ethylbenzene and to stimulate further research work in this area.
Keywords: ethylbenzene, gamma irradiation, electrical conductivity, pH and degradation
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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