Iberê L. Caldas

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Basic phenomena in chaos can be associated with homoclinic and heteroclinic orbits. In this paper, we present a general numerical method to demonstrate the existence of these orbits in piecewise-linear systems. We also show that the tangency of the stable and unstable manifolds, at the onset of the chaotic double-scroll attractor, changes the basin(More)
We show experimental and numerical results of phase synchronization between the chaotic Chua circuit and a small sinusoidal perturbation. Experimental real-time phase synchronized states can be detected with oscilloscope visualization of the attractor, using specific sampling rates. Arnold tongues demonstrate robust phase synchronized states for(More)
The creation of an outer layer of chaotic magnetic field lines in a tokamak is useful to control plasma-wall interactions. Chaotic field lines (in the Lagrangian sense) in this region eventually hit the tokamak wall and are considered lost. Due to the underlying dynamical structure of this chaotic region, namely a chaotic saddle formed by intersections of(More)
We have studied the effects of perturbations on the cat's cerebral cortex. According to the literature, this cortex structure can be described by a clustered network. This way, we construct a clustered network with the same number of areas as in the cat matrix, where each area is described as a sub-network with a small-world property. We focus on the(More)
Recurrences are close returns of a given state in a time series, and can be used to identify different dynamical regimes and other related phenomena, being particularly suited for analyzing experimental data. In this work, we use recurrence quantification analysis to investigate dynamical patterns in scalar data series obtained from measurements of floating(More)
We have investigated plasma turbulence at the edge of a tokamak plasma using data from electrostatic potential fluctuations measured in the Brazilian tokamak TCABR. Recurrence quantification analysis has been used to provide diagnostics of the deterministic content of the series. We have focused our analysis on the radial dependence of potential(More)
Nonlinear dynamical systems may be exposed to tipping points, critical thresholds at which small changes in the external inputs or in the systems parameters abruptly shift the system to an alternative state with a contrasting dynamical behavior. While tipping in a fold bifurcation of an equilibrium is well understood, much less is known about tipping of(More)