# Bifurcation Analysis of a Cubic Memristor Model

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The memristor, named as a contraction for "memory resistor", is supposed to be the fourth fundamental electronic element, in addition to the well-known resistor, inductor, and capacitor. Its theoretical existence was postulated in 1971 by L. O. Chua [1], but its physical realization was announced only recently in a paper published in the May 2008 issue of *Nature* by a research team from Hewlett–Packard [2]. It has attracted worldwide attention due to its potential applications in the construction of electronic circuits, especially for newer-generation computers.

Contributed by: Vanessa Botta, Marcelo Messias, and Cristiane Néspoli (November 2009)

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[1] L. O. Chua, "Memristor—The Missing Circuit Element," *IEEE Trans. Circuit Theory,* 18(5), 1971 pp. 507–519.

[2] D. B. Strukov, G. S. Snider, G. R. Stewart, and R. S. Williams, "The Missing Memristor Found," *Nature*, 453, 2008 pp. 80–83.

[3] M. Messias, C. Néspoli, and V. Botta, "Hopf Bifurcation from Lines of Equilibria without Parameters in Memristor Oscillators," *Internationl Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos *(to appear)*.*

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Published: November 6 2009