The Phasance concept : a review
" (here, pp. 2-13) was published in
Current Topics in Electrochemistry
, Vol.4, (1997), Edit.: Research Trends, 695 012 India.
This paper is intended for specialists in various fields of electrotechnics (for exampleelectrochemistry), using impedance analysis for materials characterization (ionic conductors,dielectrics, etc.)
is introduced using either a practical or a theoretical approach.
The potential difference, function of time, V(t), causing a current, I(t), to flow in a circuit element, canbe expressed in terms of the fractional derivative of the current, thanks to the Rieman~LiouviIIetransform: V=P
, where P
is the degree of fractional derivation.
In the sinusoidal case, the relationship between the impedance (Z) and the
isZ = P
is related to the phase angle displacement (
). A basic element, so-called
), is described in the case of constant P
. The key characteristic of thiselement is a constant energy efficiency. The consideration of Resistance, Capacitance, Inductance asboundary cases of
, leads to a more general approach in mathematical treatments.Theoretical and practical examples are presented, which result from a review of information, notions,and ideas derived from the literature.The unified concept of
is especially useful in Electrochemistry. Thanks to this theoreticalbasis, one can understand why some kinds of complex impedance behaviours are so common and arelikely to be caused by many different phenomena. This is also the starting point for the derivation of anumber of models and equivalent circuits
A number of models for CPA of conductors and for relaxation in non-Debye dielectrics
"(here, pp.14-18) is more specifically addressed to specialists in the field of dielectrics. It waspublished in the
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
,131-133, (1991) 1080-1083, Edit.Elsevier.Science Publishers (North-Holland).
The impedance, admittance, or permittance diagrams of materials, when presented inthe complex plane, are often well defined straight lines, or well defined semi-circles with axesdepressed below the real axis. Using a general theoretical approach, it is suggested that this behaviouris not characteristic of a single particular phenomenon or theory (hence, not characteristic of fractalgeometry for example). The potential difference,
), causing a current,
), to flow in any type of electrical circuit, can be expressed in terms of the 'fractional derivative' of the current:
('phasance', magnitude) and
(degree of fractional derivation) depend on the physicalproperties. A particular case corresponds to constant
, to a constant energy efficiency, to astraight line on the complex impedance diagram and to the 'constant phase angle' (CPA) behaviour. Asan example, the direct application of the mathematical theory leads to several simple and exactdistribution functions of relaxation times and a number of models for non-Debye dielectrics.
Impedance analysis and modelization of the alternating current properties of ionic conductors
" (here, pp.19-32) should interest scientists dealing with ionic conductors,especially in electrochemistry. This paper, written in 1984, was not published.
The common inclined semi-circular complex impedance diagrams of ionic conductorscan be generated by various distribution laws of the physical properties. Four different examples of models are given, suggesting some kinds of physical phenomena likely to cause this behaviour.Adequate structures of networks can be found to modelize them accurately.
The three papers were aimed at specialists while the more general paper "
La dérivation fractionnaire
" (not translated as of yet) is intended to general public, published in themagazine
Vol.40, (2000) 10-12, Edit. EDP Sciences (France) and now availableon :http://www.scribd.com/JJacquelin/documents All these papers are in close relationship. They are derived from studies made around 1980reported in a technical document :
"Use of Fractional Derivatives to express the Propertiesof Energy Storage Phenomena in Electrical Networks
", (1982, re-print 1984, now out of print). Edit.: Laboratoires de Marcoussis, Route de Nozay, 91460, Marcoussis, France.