Characterization of Hibiscus Flower as a Potential Source of Electric Supply

M. E. Emetere, E. T. Akinlabi

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Deriving energy from plant has generated new technologies that are impressive. The success of harnessing energy in plants means that a global challenge has been truly solved. In this paper, the focus was to improve upon the plasmon technology in converting light to electricity such as photovoltaic. A metallic coated plant extract (MCPE) was synthesized and characterized in an unusual characterization set-up to determine the basic properties required for the plasmon technology. The MCPE was found to have band gap of 3.15 eV and possesses the basic properties of electron clouds oscillating about a mean position. This result means that the MCPE is a bio-particulate option that can replace the inorganic nanoparticles in the plasmon experiment. Further work on testing the MCPE in plasmon set-up is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012048
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2020
Event6th Annual International Workshop on Materials Science and Engineering, IWMSE 2020 - Jinan, Shandong, China
Duration: 17 Jul 202018 Jul 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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