Asian Food Science Journal,
Aim: This study aims to establish structure-property relation of the varieties of millets grown in Karnataka.
Study Design: Seven different varieties of millets were collected from the farms in Chitradurga district from the state of Karnataka in India.
Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted between January and April 2020 at the Vijnana Bhavan, University with Potential for excellence, University of Mysore, Karnataka
Methodology: Magnetic property and characterization for seven out of the nine varieties of millets grown in Chitradurga, Hiriyur and Khandenahalli of Karnataka were carried out using X-ray diffraction studies (XRD), Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX), Raman spectroscopy, SEM and Xplore AC magnetic techniques to understand the physical properties of these samples and to find out the structure-property relation in these millets.
Results: The Foxtail millet is unique in terms of crystallites size, elemental distribution and magnetic properties. The structure-property relation of all the millets is determined.
Conclusion: It is evident from these studies that all the millets are diamagnetic in nature, crystalline like order is less and the major component in all these millets is cellulose. Also the Foxtail millet has excellent structure-property relation.