Development of a novel hybrid polymer composite with coir dust and fly ash reinforcements and investigation of its dielectric nature

A PDF version of this paper is available here. Abstract: Fly ash is an industrial waste. Coir dust is a by-product of coir fiber production. A novel low cost hybrid polymer composite, using coir dust and fly ash particle reinforcements is proposed in this paper. Investigation of the dielectric behavior of this hybrid polymer composite proves its potential as a marketable product. Individual compacts of coir dust, fly ash, and a mixture of both were also prepared for comparison […]

The Correlation between GOES Flare Classification and the Impact of Solar Flaring on Geomagnetic Field Strength

Abstract: The solar wind can affect Earth’s magnetic field. The Geostationary Operational Environment Satellites (GOES) classification system classifies flares based on their X-ray flux. This study investigated a possible correlation between the GOES classifications of solar flares and changes in the strength of the Earth's magnetic field. Data were downloaded for the Bz component of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) position and speed (km/sec) on flare dates between 2006 and 2011 using Advanced Composition Explorer […]