A phenomenological approach to anomalous transport in complex or disordered media

Saglam U., Ulutaş D.

Canadian Journal Of Physics, vol.100, no.3, pp.180-184, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 100 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1139/cjp-2021-0315
  • Journal Name: Canadian Journal Of Physics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, Environment Index, Metadex, zbMATH, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.180-184
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


We aim to derive a phenomenological approach to link the theories of anomalous transport governed by fractional calculus and stochastic theory with the conductivity behavior governed by the semi-empirical conductivity formalism involving Debye, Cole–Cole, Cole–Davidson, and Havriliak–Negami type conductivity equations. We want to determine the anomalous transport processes in the amorphous semiconductors and insulators by developing a theoretical approach over some mathematical instruments and methods. In this paper, we obtain an analytical expression for the average behavior of conductivity in complex or disordered media via the fractional-stochastic differential equation, the Fourier–Laplace transform, some natural boundary initial conditions, and familiar physical relations. We start with the stochastic equation of motion called the Langevin equation, develop its equivalent master equation called the Klein–Kramers or Fokker–Planck equation, and consider the time-fractional generalization of the master equation. Once we derive the fractional master equation, we then determine the expressions for the mean value of the variables or observables through some calculations and conditions. Finally, we use these expressions in the current density relation to obtain the average conductivity behavior.