Growth enhancement effects of radish sprouts: Atmospheric pressure plasma irradiation vs. heat shock

T. Sarinont, T. Amano, S. Kitazaki, K. Koga, G. Uchida, M. Shiratani, N. Hayashi

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Abstract

We compare growth enhancement effects due to atmospheric air dielectric barrier discharge plasma irradiation and heat shock to seeds of radish sprouts (Raphanus sativus L.). Interactions between radicals and seeds in a short duration of 3 min. lead to the growth enhancement of radish sprouts in a long term of 7 days and the maximum average length is 3.7 times as long as that of control. The growth enhancement effects become gradually weak with time, and hence the ratio of the average length for plasma irradiation to that for control decreases from 3.7 for the first day to 1.3 for 7 day. The average length for heat shock of 60°C for 10 min. and 100°C for 3 min. is longer than that for control, and the maximum average length is 1.3 times as long as that of control. Heat shock has little contribution to the growth enhancement due to plasma irradiation, because the maximum temperature due to plasma irradiation is less than 60°C.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012017
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume518
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event26th Symposium on Plasma Sciences for Materials, SPSM 2013 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Sep 23 2013Sep 24 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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