Influence of A.C. electric field on plant growth

S. Iwata, T. Okumura, Y. Muramoto, N. Shimizu

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Abstract

The influence of AC electric field on the growth of thale cress was studied. The seeds of thale cress were cultivated under two circumstances; one was under the AC 60Hz electric field of 2.5kV/m, and the other was under no electric field. They were grown for four or eight days, and the seed germination rate was counted every day, and stem length was measured on the fourth and the eighth day. We have confirmed the following things; (1) AC electric field accelerates the seed germination of thale cress. (2) The AC electric field accelerates the stem growth of thale cress. These results are similar to the effects of DC electric field on plant growth, however, the effects of the AC field are smaller than those of DC field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6232626
Pages (from-to)179-182
Number of pages4
JournalAnnual Report - Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP 2011 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 19 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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