20-22 May 2015
Asia/Bangkok timezone
The Centennial Celebration of General Relativity Theory and 80 Years of Thai Physics Graduate

Improvement of RD31 rice seed germination using DBD plasma treatment

21 May 2015, 14:45
Hemingways' Lounge ()

Hemingways' Lounge

Oral presentation Ion and Plasma Physics Ion and Plasma Physics


Ms Tipwimol Traikool (Thammasat University)


Effects of atmospheric plasma treatment on RD31 rice seed germination are studied. The seeds are treated with 5 mW of plasma for 10 sec. It is found that plasma treatments have positive effects on seed germination and seeding growth at the early stage. The germination rate is found to improve by 25% compared to non-treated seeds. In addition, the better quality of sprouts is obtained. It is found that after 15 days, the roots’ length and weight of treated seeds is increased by 10% and 20%, respectively, compared to non-treated seeds. In addition, the trunks’ length and weight are increased by 15% and 20%, respectively.

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Ms Tipwimol Traikool (Thammasat University)


Dr Manu Fuangfung (Thammasat University) Dr Nopporn Poolyarat (Thammasat University) Dr Nuankamol Amnuaysin (Thammasat University) Dr Supenya Chittapun (Thammasat University) Prof. Thawatchai Onjun (Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology)

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