Blowout bifurcation route to strange nonchaotic attractors

Tolga Yalcinkaya, Ying-Cheng Lai

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Strange nonchaotic attractors are attractors that are geometrically strange, but have nonpositive Lyapunov exponents. We show that for dynamical systems with an invariant subspace in which there is a quasiperiodic torus, the loss of the transverse stability of the torus can lead to the birth of a strange nonchaotic attractor. A physical phenomenon accompanying this route to strange nonchaotic attractors is an extreme type of intermittency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5039-5042
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 1996


  • on-off intermittency
  • structure intermediate
  • chaotic attractors
  • riddled basins
  • systems
  • oscillators
  • birth
  • map


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