Periodicity hubs and wide spirals in a two-component autonomous electronic circuit

Cabeza C, Briozzo CA, Garcia R, Freire JG, Marti AC, Gallas JAC
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 52 (2013) 5965,

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We report an autonomous circuit containing periodicity hubs with surprisingly broad spirals. Knowledge of broad spirals is important because all presently known spirals are compressed along specific directions in parameter space making them difficult to study experimentally and theoretically. We characterize the performance of the circuit by computing stability diagrams for relevant sections of the control space. In addition, the alternation of chaotic and periodic spiral phases is contrasted with equivalent alternations obtained from an experimental implementation of the circuit.