Fractional-Order Models of Vegetable Tissues

  • Karabi Biswas
  • Gary Bohannan
  • Riccardo CaponettoEmail author
  • António Mendes Lopes
  • José António Tenreiro Machado
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


In this chapter, we probe a bit further into the study of electrical impedance spectroscopy and what it can tell us about how nature does things. Vegetable matter can be thought of as nature’s fractional-order (FO) devices. They exhibit FO dynamics over a very wide frequency range. We investigate living tissue from the perspective of the electrochemist and electrical engineer. Such exploration can help make additional connections between distinct scientific areas.


Fractional Derivative Wide Frequency Range Laplace Domain Complex Dielectric Permittivity Liouville Fractional Derivative 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karabi Biswas
    • 1
  • Gary Bohannan
    • 2
  • Riccardo Caponetto
    • 3
    Email author
  • António Mendes Lopes
    • 4
  • José António Tenreiro Machado
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Materials ScienceUniversity of MemphisMemphisUSA
  3. 3.Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer EngineeringUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  4. 4.UISPA–LAETA/INEGIFaculty of Engineering, University of PortoPortoPortugal
  5. 5.Department of Electrical EngineeringInstitute of Engineering of Polytechnic of PortoPortoPortugal

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