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Entropy 2019, 21(2), 188;

Complex Dynamics in a Memcapacitor-Based Circuit

College of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266590, China
Institute of Modern Circuits and Intelligent Information, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018, China
Department of Electronic Engineering, City University Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China
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Received: 11 January 2019 / Revised: 11 February 2019 / Accepted: 14 February 2019 / Published: 16 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Complexity)
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In this paper, a new memcapacitor model and its corresponding circuit emulator are proposed, based on which, a chaotic oscillator is designed and the system dynamic characteristics are investigated, both analytically and experimentally. Extreme multistability and coexisting attractors are observed in this complex system. The basins of attraction, multistability, bifurcations, Lyapunov exponents, and initial-condition-triggered similar bifurcation are analyzed. Finally, the memcapacitor-based chaotic oscillator is realized via circuit implementation with experimental results presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: chaos; memcapacitor; extreme multistability; circuit emulator; complex dynamics chaos; memcapacitor; extreme multistability; circuit emulator; complex dynamics

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Yuan, F.; Li, Y.; Wang, G.; Dou, G.; Chen, G. Complex Dynamics in a Memcapacitor-Based Circuit. Entropy 2019, 21, 188.

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