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The sum peak method based on the phenomenon of perturbed angular correlation has been applied to study the nuclear quadrupole interaction frequencies at133Cs which is followed by electron-capture decay of133Ba. These values are used to determine the z-component, which is the largest one of the electric field gradient. The electric field gradient /EFG/ is found to vary with different compounds of barium. The method is found to be useful in describing the chemical influences on the attenuation of angular correlations and hence in the study of EFG.

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A greenhouse experiment was conducted to study the impact of premethanation (PREME) and postmethanation (POME) distillery effluent applied as pre-sowing irrigation (PSI) along with graded levels of inorganic fertilizers on the grain and straw yield and nutrient content of a rice crop (var. PR 116). Maximum grain yield (29.4 g pot −1 ) was recorded with the application of 100% recommended NPK along with one pre-sowing irrigation (PSI) through POME and the lowest yield (7.4 g pot −1 ) was obtained with 2 PSI applied through PREME without any inorganic fertilizers. The application of POME equivalent to 1 PSI was more effective in increasing the grain and straw yield of rice than no POME application or POME application equivalent to 2 PSI. A significant decrease in yield occurred with the application of 2 PSI of either effluent, and beyond 2 PSI the rice seedlings did not grow.In comparison to POME, the application of PREME increased the content of K (5%), Cu (10%), Fe (17%) and Mo (21%), but decreased that of P (12%), S (5%) and Mg (11%) in rice grain. In rice straw an increase was only observed in K (9%) and Mo (14%), while the contents of other nutrients (P, S, Zn, Cu, Mn) decreased by 8 to 21%. An increase in the level of effluent from 0 to 2 PSI significantly increased the content of N (by 21%), K (11%), S (10%), Zn (9%), Cu (21%) and Mo (8%), but decreased that of P (16%) and Mg (19%) in rice grain. In the case of rice straw, an increase in K (28%), S (32%), Cu (65%) and Mo (45%) content was recorded. Effluent application, inorganic fertilizers and their interactions had a significant effect on both the grain and straw yields and on the nutrient concentration in the plants.

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The - sum peak method based on the phenomenon of perturbed angular correlation has been applied to see the effect of chemical environment on the directional correlation coefficients of various cascades and to check the suitability of160Tb as a probe. No change in sum peak intensity ratios for different pH and gelatin concentration values have been seen.

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