International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Table of Content: January-March, 2024; 19(1)

February 2024

Mapping of geological structures controlling mineralization in parts of the Lower Benue Trough, Nigeria, using high resolution aeromagnetic data

Nine Regional Aeromagnetic data sheets from the Lower Benue Trough, Nigeria have been interpreted using the centroid and forward modelling technique of spectral analysis with the aim of delineating structures that can possibly control mineralization within the trough. The residual magnetic map was analyzed using the geological cross-section to determine the number of anomalies and the Fourier transform method was used...

Author(s): Chukwuebuka J. Magbo and Chukwudi C. EZEH  

February 2024

Effect of basalt on the mechanical and thermal behavior of a lightweight concrete based on Typha australis

This article examines the impact of integrating basalt aggregates into concrete based on Typha australis for housing applications. We conducted an experimental study focusing on mechanical and thermal characterization to analyze the influence of basalt aggregates compared to the results of previous work on T. australis concrete without basalt. The results indicate that both density and mechanical resistance to...

Author(s): Azibert Oumar Abdelhakh, Alhadj Hisseine Issaka, Malloum Soultan, Djibril Sow and Salif Gaye  

March 2024

Evaluation of particle size, flowability and thermal properties of formulated composite wheat-sologold sweet potato flour for baked products

This paper attempts to formulate a composite wheat-sologold sweet potato flour that would have good texture, water absorption, dough rheology and heat transfer required for quality baked products. In this study, a completely randomized design was used to determine the best blend of composite flour, followed by the evaluation of its particle size, flowability and thermal properties. The results showed that a lower mean...

Author(s): Paul Tosin, Olosunde William Adebisi and Antia Orua Okon

March 2024

Extraction of ionospheric vertical total electron content (VTEC) using global navigation satellite system-continuously operating reference station (GNSS-CORS) data from station BF01 in Ouagadougou

Numerous raw data concerning the ionosphere exist almost everywhere in Africa. However, these data are underexploited due to the lack of simple methods to extract ionospheric parameters from the data. This paper presents a method for extracting vertical total electron content (VTEC) using Global Navigation Satellite System-Continuously Operating Reference Station (GNSS-CORS) raw data recorded between 01/01/2013 and...

Author(s): Pouraogo Ouédraogo, Karim Guibula, Abidina Diabaté, Rolland Fleury and Frédéric Ouattara  

March 2024

Study of the high pressure and temperature response of silicon, germanium and gallium arsenide electronic energy bands

In this study we investigate the different temperature electronic energy band structure responses of silicon, germanium and gallium arsenide at various applied hydrostatic pressures within a range that does not exceed their structural phase transition pressure. The pressure coefficients for each material have been determined. An atomistic insight was presented into the question of how much of the electronic band...

Author(s): A. Habanyama, D. Nyirenda, J. Simfukwe, S. K. Mkhonta and A. Srivastava  

March 2024

Modelling and optimization of rice production in Nigeria: bibliometric analysis and future research.

Rice production plays a vital role in enhancing employment opportunities, GDP, and food security, thereby contributing to the prosperity of the country. This study aimed to evaluate the current state of research in the field and identify potential areas for future modeling and optimization of rice production. Data were sourced from the reputable academic citation database and research tool, Web of Science, spanning the...

Author(s): Ezra Daniel Dzarma, Ngutor NYOR and Guy Degla  

March 2024

Application of geological and geo-electric methods in the assessment of corrosivity, competence, and vulnerability of soils around Southeastern Nigeria

The study investigates the electro-geophsysical method's application to assess corrosivity, competence, and aquifer vulnerability in Njaba and its environs, in southeastern Nigeria, aiming to determine soil suitability for engineering constructions and estimate aquifer vulnerability. Urbanization in the area has led to increased man-made structures and surface pollution exposure. Twenty-three geo-electric...

Author(s): Uzochi Bright Onyeanwuna, Obinna Chigoziem Akakuru, Alexander Iheanyichukwu Opara, Samuel Okechukwu Onyekuru, Sabinus Ikechukwu Ibeneme, Ifeyinwa Juliana Ofoh, Godwin Okumagbe Aigbadon, and Hope Isreal