Memristor Based Chaotic System

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This Demonstration illustrates a memristor based chaotic system that can also be built on a breadboard. For instructions on building this circuit, see the Details section. The memristor was postulated as the fourth circuit element by Leon O. Chua [1] (the other three circuit elements being the resistor, capacitor, and inductor). In 2008, HP labs [2] synthesized a physical memristor for potential applications in nano-memories, thereby cementing its place as the fourth fundamental circuit element.

Contributed by: Bharathwaj Muthuswamy (University of California, Berkeley; Milwaukee School of Engineering) (November 2009)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



For information on how to build this circuit on a breadboard, see B. Muthuswamy, "Implementing Memristor Based Chaotic Circuits" (PDF).

[1] L. O. Chua, "Memristor—The Missing Circuit Element," IEEE Transactions on Circuit Theory, CAT-18(5), 1971 pp. 507-519.

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

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