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Volume 2018, Article ID 5935637, 13 pages
Research Article

Memristor-Based Canonical Chua’s Circuit: Extreme Multistability in Voltage-Current Domain and Its Controllability in Flux-Charge Domain

School of Information Science and Engineering, Changzhou University, Changzhou 213164, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Bocheng Bao; moc.621@oabnivrem

Received 16 December 2017; Accepted 17 January 2018; Published 25 March 2018

Academic Editor: Viet-Thanh Pham

Copyright © 2018 Han Bao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper investigates extreme multistability and its controllability for an ideal voltage-controlled memristor emulator-based canonical Chua’s circuit. With the voltage-current model, the initial condition-dependent extreme multistability is explored through analyzing the stability distribution of line equilibrium point and then the coexisting infinitely many attractors are numerically uncovered in such a memristive circuit by the attraction basin and phase portraits. Furthermore, based on the accurate constitutive relation of the memristor emulator, a set of incremental flux-charge describing equations for the memristor-based canonical Chua’s circuit are formulated and a dimensionality reduction model is thus established. As a result, the initial condition-dependent dynamics in the voltage-current domain is converted into the system parameter-associated dynamics in the flux-charge domain, which is confirmed by numerical simulations and circuit simulations. Therefore, a controllable strategy for extreme multistability can be expediently implemented, which is greatly significant for seeking chaos-based engineering applications of multistable memristive circuits.