Adedayo Kayode

Work place: Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.



Research Interests: Computational Physics, Physics


K. D. Adedayo is a Professor with the Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Akure. He holds a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Master of Technology

(M.Tech) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Physics from the same institution. His field of research is in electronic measurement, instrumentation and radio


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Alternative Device for Non-Ionizing Radiation Detection

By Adedayo Kayode Ashidi Ayodeji Oloruntoke Oluseye Ewetumo Theophilus

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Sep. 2019

Detection of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation is central to managing health and environmental hazards resulting from its exposure. This research focused on the design and development of a non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation detector that is sensitive to the medium frequency of 50Hz to 30MHz and their corresponding power density. The device consists of the sensing, amplifying, filtering and microcontroller sections. The sensing section is made up of a coil wound on a ferrite rod, it detects radiations from the surroundings and converts it to a voltage signal. The voltage produced is then fed to the operational amplifiers in the amplifying section. Afterwards, the output signal is fed to the filtering section where unwanted signals are eliminated. The analogue signal output from the active filter is then fed to the microcontroller section where it is converted to a digital signal through the analogue to digital converter (ADC). The ADC then presents the converted signal in a readable form to be displayed on the liquid crystal display (LCD). The developed equipment was calibrated (in µW/cm2) using an existing detector EMF DT 1130. With an average calibration coefficient value of 2.32, the detector was found to perform excellently well at both medium and low-frequency ranges.

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Variation of Surface Refractivity with Soil Permittivity and Leaf Wetness in a Tropical Location

By Adedayo Kayode Ashidi Ayodeji Oni Samuel Ajewole Moses

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jul. 2019

Radio signal transmitting above the ground surface experiences attenuation as a result of absorption by vegetation and hydrometeors, refraction due to turbulence in weather parameters; and reflection from ground surface. In this study, attempt was made to compute surface refractivity from its constituent parameters, and investigate its variation with leaf wetness and soil permittivity, at seven (7) different stations across Ondo state, Nigeria. Data for the research were obtained by in-situ measurement using Davis 3125 Vantage Pro2 weather station having sensors for measuring temperature, pressure, relative humidity, leaf wetness and soil moisture content. Measurement was carried out round the clock at 10 minutes integration time for a period of two weeks at each of the study locations, and for each of rainy and dry seasons. The soil moisture content was obtained at 30cm soil depth while leaf wetness was measured by attaching its sensor directly to a projected leaf-branch; and surface refractivity was computed from pressure, temperature and humidity data. Correlation analysis was employed to measure the strength and direction of the relationship between surface refractivity and each of soil permittivity and leaf wetness. Across the locations, R ranges from 0.38 to 0.9; and 0.04 to 0.7 for rainy and dry season respectively. The value of R is statistically significant at all the stations during the rainy season and majority of the stations during the dry season; signifying that surface refractivity exhibits good spatial and temporal relationship with soil permittivity and leaf wetness across the stations albeit with varying intensities.

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