The electrodissolution of p-type silicon in a fluoride-containing electrolyte is a prominent electrochemical oscillator with a still unknown oscillation mechanism. In this article, we present a study of its dynamical states occurring in a wide range of the applied voltage–external resistance parameter plane. We provide evidence that the system possesses inherent birhythmicity, and thus at least two distinct feedback loops promoting oscillatory behavior. The two parameter regions in which the different limit cycles exist are separated by a band in which the dynamics exhibit bistability between two branches with different multimode oscillations. Following the states along one path through this bistable region, one observes that each branch undergoes a different transition to chaos, namely, a period doubling cascade and a quasiperiodic route with a torus-breakdown, respectively, making Si electrodissolution one of the few experimental systems exhibiting bichaoticity.
Bichaoticity induced by inherent birhythmicity during the oscillatory electrodissolution of silicon
Anton Tosolini, Maximilian Patzauer, Katharina Krischer; Bichaoticity induced by inherent birhythmicity during the oscillatory electrodissolution of silicon. Chaos 1 April 2019; 29 (4): 043127. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5090118
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