Dr. Patrick  Akata Nwofe

Dr. Patrick Akata Nwofe

Senior Lecturer
Ebonyi State University, Nigeria


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Physics from Northumbria University, U.K.

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Biography

Dr. Patrick Akata Nwofe is currently working as Senior Lecturer at Department of Industrial Physics, Faculty of Science, Ebonyi State University, Nigeria. Patrick did his postdoctoral research fellowship at Tokyo University of Science Japan under the sponsorship of Matsuame International Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 2019. He obtained a Ph.D in Physics (photovoltaic materials and solar cells) and M.Sc with Commendation in Optoelectronic and Communication Systems from Northumbria University, United Kingdom in 2013 and 2004 respectively, from scholarships by Northumbria University. He obtained a B.Sc in Physics and Astronomy with Upper Division at the University of Nigeria in 2001. He holds a professional qualification in renewable energy, obtained in 2013 from the European Energy Centre, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom. His area of expertise includes; photovoltaics, thin film characterisation, optoelectronics, sensors, transistors, and Sustainable Energy. He has published 78 research articles in reputable journals, 3 book chapters, 1 book and 22 papers in international conferences contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Physics
100%
Solar Photovoltaic
62%
Thin Film Technology
90%
Physics Electronics
75%
Semiconductor Materials and Devices
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Nwofe, P.A. and M. Sugiyama, 2020. Microstructural, optical, and electrical properties of chemically deposited tin antimony sulfide thin films for use in optoelectronic devices. Phys. Status Solidi A, Vol. 127. 10.1002/pssa.201900881.
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  2. Nwofe, P.A. and M. Sugiyama, 2020. Influence of deposition time and annealing treatments on the properties of chemically deposited Sn2Sb2S5 thin films and photovoltaic behavior of Sn2Sb2S5-based solar cells. Naturforschung A., 10.1515/zna-2020-0166.
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  3. Nwofe, P.A., P.E. Agbo and A.S. Idris, 2018. Tailoring the optical properties of nickel-doped antimony sulphide (Sb2S3) thin films for enhanced optoelectronic applications. AASCIT J. Phys., 4: 11-14.
  4. Nwofe, P.A., B.J. Robert and P.E. Agbo, 2018. Influence of processing parameters on the structural and optical properties of chemically deposited ZnS thin films. Mater. Res. Express, Vol. 5. 10.1088/2053-1591/aadb00.
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  5. Nwofe, P. and N.E. Idenyi, 2018. Deposition and characterisation of Pd-xSb2S3 thin films for sustainable solar energy applications. Makara J. Sci., Vol. 21. 10.7454/mss.v21i3.8043.
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  6. Nwofe, P.A., R.A. Chikwenze, P.E. Agbo and H.U. Igwe, 2017. Deposition and characterization of nickel selenide thin films for applications in optoelectronic devices. Asian J. Scient. Res., 10: 43-49.
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  7. Nwofe, P.A., 2017. Study of composition and optical properties of chemically deposited Pd-xSb2S3 thin films. J. Nanostruct., 7: 236-245.
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  8. Nwofe, P.A., 2017. Institutional waste management and disposal in Abakaliki Metropolis, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. AASCIT J. Environ., 2: 30-34.
  9. Nwofe, P.A., 2017. Effect of dye extracts on the optical properties of chemically deposited ZnS thin films. J. New Technol. Mater., 7: 93-99.
  10. Nwofe, P.A. and P.E. Agbo, 2017. Investigation of the drying kinetics of paw-paw (Carica papaya) chips using locally available materials. AASCIT J. Energy, 4: 41-45.
  11. Nwofe, P.A. and P.E. Agbo, 2017. Annealing treatments and characterisation of nickel-doped antimony sulphide thin films. J. Non-Oxide Glasses, 9: 9-17.
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  12. Nwofe, P.A. and J.N. Chukwu, 2017. Optimisation of doped antimony sulphide (Sb2S3) thin films for enhanced device applications. J. Nano Electron. Phys., Vol. 9, No. 5. 10.21272/jnep.9(5).05007.
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  13. Agbo, P.E., P.A. Nwofe and R.A. Chikwenze, 2017. Effect of pH on properties of CoSe thin films deposited by chemical bath technique. J. Niger. Assoc. Math. Phys., 42: 301-306.
  14. Agbo, P.E., P.A. Nwofe and L.I. Odo, 2017. Analysis on energy bandgap of zinc sulphide (ZnS) thin films grown by solution growth technique. Chalcogenide Lett., 14: 357-363.
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  15. Agbo, P.E., P.A. Nwofe and E.U. Ahworehe, 2017. Morphological and optical properties of polymer capped ZnO nanoparticles. Digest J. Nanomater. Biostruct., 12: 653-658.
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  16. Agbo, P.E., P.A. Nwofe and C. Ogbodo, 2017. Temperature and cycle dependent properties of Silar deposited CuO thin films. J. Niger. Assoc. Math. Phys., 42: 295-300.
  17. Ozibo, C.O., P.A. Nwofe and P.E. Agbo, 2016. Progress in optical properties of Sb2S3 thin films for applications in photonic devices. World Applied Sci. J., 34: 801-804.
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  18. Onah, D.U., P.A. Nwofe and H.E. Uguru, 2016. Influence of post-deposition heat treatments on the optical properties of chemically deposited nanocrystalline TiO2 thin films. Res. J. Applied Sci. Eng. Technol., 13: 253-256.
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  19. Nwofe, P.A., P.E. Agbo and C.O. Ozibo, 2016. Compositional and optical analysis of chemically deposited zinc-doped antimony sulphide thin films. Chalcogenide Lett., 10: 451-457.
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  20. Nwofe, P.A., 2016. Electrical and power lines hazards: Implications and mitigation (A case study). Adv. Nat. Applied Sci., 10: 108-116.
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  21. Nwofe P.A., 2016. Challenges of mobile communication in a developing economy. World Applied Sci. J., 34: 51-55.
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  22. Kamgba, F.A., P.A. Nwofe, P.E. Agbo and O.E. Ekpe, 2016. Attenuation effects created by multiple layered non-convective pool. Adv. Nat. Applied Sci., 10: 117-122.
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  23. Kamgba, F.A., O.E. Ekpe, P.A. Nwofe and P.E. Agbo, 2016. Predictive validation of inversion temperatures in a non-convective pool subjected to multiple absorbing layers, using curvilinear regression models. Middle-East J. Scient. Res., 24: 239-243.
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  24. Idu, H.K., P.A. Nwofe, P.N. Kalu and N.E. Idenyi, 2016. Moringa oleifera and Psidium guajava leaves extract as low-cost, eco-friendly inhibitors of corrosion on mild steel in an acidic media. American-Eurasian J. Sci. Res., 11: 177-182.
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  25. Idenyi, N.E., P.A. Nwofe and F.N. Obiesie, 2016. Microstructural characterisation of nanka clay deposit for use in domestic and industrial appliances. American-Eurasian J. Sci. Res., 11: 152-155.
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  26. Agbo, P.E., P.A. Nwofe, R.A. Chikwenze and D.A. Famuyibo, 2016. Effect of pH on properties of CoSe thin films deposited by chemical bath technique. African J. Basic Appl. Sci., 8: 152-156.
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  27. Agbo, P.E., P.A. Nwofe, C.A. Elekwa and M.N. Nnabuchi, 2016. Comparative study of the optical properties of cdzns deposited by two methods. J. Ovonic Res., 12: 163-169.
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  28. Agbo, P.E., P.A. Nwofe and M.N. Ede, 2016. Optical properties of PdS:Al thin films prepared by solution growth technique. J. Non-Oxide Glasses, 8: 85-91.
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  29. Okpani, P.E., P.A. Nwofe and N.O. Chukwu, 2015. Effect of secondary radioclimatic variables on signal propagation in Nsukka, Nigeria. Int. Res. J. Nat. Sci., 3: 9-17.
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  30. Okpani, P.E., P.A. Nwofe and N.O. Chukwu, 2015. Case study of secondary radioclimatic variables on radio signals at the Troposhere in Nsukka, Nigeria. Int. J. Sci. Res., 4: 2009-2013.
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  31. Ogah, A.O., N.I. Elom, S.O. Ngele, P.A. Nwofe, P.E. Agbo and K.R. Englund, 2015. Water absorption, thickness swelling and rheological properties of agro fibers/HDPE composites. IOSR J. Polym. Textile Eng., 2: 66-73.
  32. Nwofe, P.A., P.E. Agbo, N.I. Elom, A.O. Ogah, S.O. Ngele and R.A. Chikwenze, 2015. Concentration dependent optical properties of NiSe thin films grown by the solution growth technique. IOSR J. Applied Phys., 7: 92-98.
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  33. Nwofe, P.A., 2015. pH dependent optical properties of chemically deposited Sb2S3 thin films. Int. J. Nanomater. Chem., 1: 111-116.
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  34. Nwofe, P.A., 2015. pH dependent optical properties of chemically deposited Sb2S3 thin films. Int. J. Nano. Chem., 3: 111-116.
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  35. Nwofe, P.A., 2015. On the drying efficiency of potato chips using open sun drying and a locally fabricated solar dryer. Res. J. Phys., 9: 21-29.
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  36. Nwofe, P.A., 2015. Management and disposal of municipal solid wastes in Abakaliki metropolis, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Int. J. Scient. Res. Environ. Sci., 3: 107-118.
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  37. Nwofe, P.A., 2015. Influence of film thickness on the optical properties of antimony sulphide thin films grown by the solution growth technique. Eur. J. Applied Eng. Scient. Res., 4: 1-6.
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  38. Nwofe, P.A., 2015. Influence of annealing temperatures on the optical properties of chemically deposited antimony trisulphide thin films. J. Nanotechnol. Adv. Mater., 3: 115-121.
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  39. Nwofe, P.A., 2015. Influence of annealing temperatures on the optical properties of chemically deposited antimony trisulphide thin films. J. Nano. Adv. Mat., 3: 115-121.
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  40. Nwofe, P.A., 2015. Effect of deposition time on the optical properties of antimony sulphide thin films grown by the solution growth technique. Adv. Applied Sci. Res., 6: 168-173.
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  41. Nwofe, P.A., 2015. Comparative studies of the drying efficiency of cassava and plantain chips using a solar dryer. Int. J. Adv. Res., 3: 914-920.
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  42. Nwofe, P.A. and W.U. Unah, 2015. A simple method for the determination of the thermoelectric behaviour of antimony sulphide (Sb2S3) thin films. J. Applied Sci. Res., 11: 273-279.
  43. Nwofe, P.A. and P.E. Agbo, 2015. Enhancement of biogas yield from cow dung and rice husk using guano as nitrogen source. Int. J. Sustainable Green Energy, 4: 66-72.
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  44. Nwofe, P.A. and P.E. Agbo, 2015. Enhancement of biogas yield from cow dung and rice husk using guano as nitrogen source. Int. J. Sustain. Green Energy, 4: 66-72.
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  45. Nwofe, P.A. and P.E. Agbo, 2015. Effect of deposition time on the optical properties of cadmium sulphide thin films. Int. J. Thin Films Sci. Technol., 4: 63-67.
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  46. Nweke, F.U., P.A. Nwofe, B.U. Akpan, C.N. Ukwu and D.U. Onah, 2015. Lighting discharge on power lines-Case study of Afam power plant, Nigeria. Int. Res. J. Pure Applied Phys., 3: 1-8.
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  47. Nweke, F.U., P.A. Nwofe, B.U. Akpan and C.N. Ukwu, 2015. Performance evaluation of PHED company in Nigeria. Int. J. Adv. Res., 3: 1573-1577.
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  48. Ngele, S.O., N.I. Elom, P.A. Nwofe, A.O. Ogah, P.E. Agbo and R.C. Ehiri, 2015. Diurnal variation of ambient air pollutants concentration in two motor parks in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Adv. Environ. Biol., 9: 271-278.
  49. Kalu, P.N., P.E. Agbo and P.A. Nwofe, 2015. Thermal comfort analysis of different roofing materials. Asian J. Applied Sci., 3: 609-612.
  50. Elom, N.I., S.O. Ngele, P.E. Agbo, P.A. Nwofe, A.O. Ogah and J.E. Ekpe, 2015. Generation and management of electrical and electronic wastes (E-waste) in Abakaliki capital territory, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Implications for human health risk. IOSR J. Applied Chem., 8: 41-48.
  51. Chikwenze, R.A., P.A. Nwofe, P.E. Agbo, S.N. Nwankwo, J.E. Ekpe and F.U. Nweke, 2015. Effect of dip time on the structural and optical properties of chemically deposited CdSe thin films. Int. J. Mater. Sci. Applic., 4: 101-106.
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  52. Chikwenze, R.A., P.A. Nwofe, P.E. Agbo, D.A. Famuyibo, A.E. Umahi, S.O. Ngele and S.P.I. Ogah, 2015. Annealing effects and film thickness dependence of cobalt selenide thin films grown by the chemical bath deposition method. IOSR J. Electron. Commun. Eng., 10: 19-24.
  53. Chikwenze, R.A., P.A. Nwofe, P.E. Agbo and H.U. Igwe, 2015. pH Induced optical constant variation of chemically deposited CoSe thin films. Adv. Nat. Applied Sci., 9: 36-40.
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  54. Chikwenze, R.A., P.A. Nwofe and P.E. Agbo, 2015. Comparative analysis of the structural and optical properties of some selected Selenides for applications in optoelectronic devices. Adv. Applied Sci. Res., 6: 101-107.
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  55. Agha, S.O., P.A. Nwofe and C. Agha, 2015. Geophysical solution to lack of drinkable water in standard secondary school, Abakaliki, Nigeria. Aust. J. Basic Applied Sci., 9: 287-290.
  56. Agha, S.O., P.A. Nwofe and C. Agha, 2015. Estimation of dipping angles of subsurface layers. Middle-East J. Scient. Res., 23: 2875-2877.
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  57. Agha, S.O., C. Agha, P.A. Nwofe, A.E. Umahi, J.N. Ekpe and S.P.I. Ogah, 2015. Estimation of poisson’s ratio of ozizza subsurface layers. IOSR J. Applied Geol. Geophys., 3: 68-70.
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  58. Agha, S.O., C. Agha and P.A. Nwofe, 2015. Determination of thickness of overburden in basement area using schlumberger electrodes array. IOSR J. Applied Geol. Geophys., 3: 71-74.
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  59. Agbo, P.E., and P.A. Nwofe, 2015. Comprehensive studies on the optical properties of ZnO-core shell thin films. J. Nano. Adv. Mat., 3: 63-97.
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  60. Agbo, P.E., P.A. Nwofe, R.A. Chikwenze and C.O. Ozibo, 2015. Effect of pH on selected properties of nise thin film deposited by chemical bath technique. IOSR J. Applied Phys., 7: 99-102.
  61. Agbo, P.E., P.A. Nwofe and V. Anigbogu, 2015. Synthesis and characterisation of nanocrystalline ZnO-core shell thin films. J. Chem. Biol. Phys. Sci. Sect. C: Phys. Sci., 5: 2926-2929.
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  62. Agbo, P.E. and P.A. Nwofe, 2015. Structural and optical properties of sulphurised Ag2S thin films. Int. J. Thin Films Sci. Technol., 4: 9-12.
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  63. Agbo, P.E. and P.A. Nwofe, 2015. Comprehensive studies on the optical properties of ZnO-Core shell thin films. J. Nanotechnol. Adv. Mater., 3: 63-97.
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  64. Nwofe, P.A., 2014. Waste resources and climate change: Implications and mitigation. Int. J. Sci. Res., 3: 1602-1606.
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  65. Nwofe, P.A., 2014. Utilization of solar and biomass energy-a panacea to energy sustainability in a developing economy. Int. J. Energy Environ. Res., 2: 10-19.
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  66. Nwofe, P.A., 2014. Potentials of renewable energy in a developing economy. Int. J. Adv. Res., 2: 334-342.
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  67. Nwofe, P.A., 2014. Need for energy efficient buildings in Nigeria. Int. J. Energy Environ. Res., 2: 1-9.
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  68. Nwofe, P.A. and J.E. Ekpe, 2014. Potentials of renewable energy in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Br. J. Environ. Sci., 2: 1-10.
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  69. Agbo, P.E., F.U. Nweke, P.A. Nwofe and C.N. Ukwu, 2014. Temperature dependent structural and optical properties of doped cadmium sulphide thin films. Int. J. Adv. Res., 2: 353-358.
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  70. Agbo, P.E., F.U. Nweke, P.A. Nwofe and C.N. Ukwu, 2014. Effects of concentration on the properties of Zn-doped cadmium sulphide thin films. Int. J. Sci. Res., 3: 1832-1837.
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  71. Reddy, K.R., P.A. Nwofe and R.W. Miles, 2013. Determination of the minority carrier diffusion length of SnS using electro-optical measurements. Electron. Mater. Lett., 9: 363-366.
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  72. Nwofe, P.A., R.W. Miles and K.R. Reddy, 2013. Effects of sulphur and air annealing on the properties of thermally evaporated SnS layers for application in thin film solar cell devices. J. Renew. Sustain. Energy, Vol. 5, No. 1. 10.1063/1.4791784.
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  73. Nwofe, P.A., K.R. Reddy, J.K. Tan, I. Forbes and R.W. Miles, 2013. On the structural and optical properties of SnS films grown by thermal evaporation method. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser., Vol. 47, No. 1. 10.1088/1742-6596/417/1/012039.
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  74. Nwofe, P.A., 2013. Waste management and environmental sustainability: A case study of selected cities in Ebonyi State. Continental J. Environ. Sci., 7: 20-28.
  75. Nwofe, P.A., 2013. Determination of the generation rate of solid wastes in Abakaliki metropolis, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Continental J. Environ. Sci., 7: 1-3.
  76. Nwofe, P.A., 2013. Comparative analysis of domestic energy use in Nigeria-a review. Continental J. Renew. Energy, 4: 7-17.
  77. Nwofe, P., K.T. Reddy and R.W. Miles, 2013. Influence of deposition time on the properties of highly-oriented SnS thin films prepared using the thermal evaporation method. Adv. Mater. Res., 602-604: 1409-1412.
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  78. Nwofe, P.A., K.T.R. Reddy, J.K. Tan, I. Forbes, M. Leach, D.Y. Jang and R.W. Miles, 2012. Highly Oriented SnS Thin Films: Preparation, Post-Deposition Heat Treatments and Characterisation. In: Fuelling the Future: Advances in Science and Technologies for Energy Generation, Transmission and Storage, Mendez-Vilas, A. (Ed.). Brown Walker Press, Boca Raton, FL., USA., ISBN-13: 978-1612335582, pp: 194-198.
  79. Nwofe, P.A., K.T.R. Reddy, J.K. Tan, I. Forbes and R.W. Miles, 2012. Thickness dependent optical properties of thermally evaporated SnS thin films. Phys. Procedia, 25: 150-157.
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  80. Nwofe, P.A., K.R. Reddy, G. Sreedevi, J.K. Tan, I. Forbes and R.W. Miles, 2012. Single phase, large grain, p-conductivity-type SnS layers produced using the thermal evaporation method. Energy Procedia, 15: 354-360.
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  81. Nwofe, P.A., K.R. Reddy, G. Sreedevi, J.K. Tan and R.W. Miles, 2012. Structural, optical and electro-optical properties of thermally evaporated tin sulphide layers. Jpn. J. Applied Phys., Vol. 51. 10.1143/JJAP.51.10NC36.
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  82. Nwofe, P.A. and P.E. Agbo, 2009. Utilisation of solar architecture in Nigeria. New Era Res. J. Eng. Sci. Technol., 2: 88-90.
  83. Agbo, P.E., F.U. Nweke, P.A. Nwofe and S.I. Anyigor, 2009. Survey of radiations from common cell phones and its health hazards. New Era Res. J. Eng. Sci. Technol., 2: 1-8.
  84. Nweke, F.U., P.E. Agbo, S.I. Anyigor and P.A. Nwofe, 2008. Analysis of frequency generation and transmission in radio stations. Niger. J. Educ. Plann. Finance, 1: 26-31.
  85. Nweke, F.U., P.E. Agbo and P.A. Nwofe, 2008. Statistical parameters of voltage collapse in Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) extra-high voltage systems. J. Applied Nat. Sci., 3: 69-71.
  86. Nweke, F.U., P.E. Agbo and P.A. Nwofe, 2008. Digital Electronics. Izu Prints Plc., Enugu, Nigeria.
  87. Nweke, F.U., P.E. Agbo and P.A. Nwofe, 2007. Investigation of call fault rate in NITEL (case study of South-Eastern Nigeria). J. Applied Nat. Sci., 1: 71-74.
  88. Nwofe, P.A., 2005. Measurements of Heat. In: Mechanics, Heat and Properties of Matter, Ezema, F. (Ed.). Rejoint Communications Services Ltd., Enugu, Nigeria, pp: 182-196.