Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 86, Issue 2, pp 1263–1270 | Cite as

Hidden transient chaotic attractors of Rabinovich–Fabrikant system

  • Marius-F. DancaEmail author
Original Paper


In Danca et al. (Int J Bifurc Chaos 26(02):1650038, 2016), it is shown that the Rabinovich–Fabrikant (RF) system admits self-excited and hidden chaotic attractors. In this paper, we further show that the RF system also admits a pair of symmetric transient hidden chaotic attractors. We reveal more extremely rich dynamics of this system, such as a new kind of “virtual saddles.”


Hidden transient chaotic attractor Hidden attractor Self-excited attractor Rabinovich–Fabrikant system 



We thank the reviewers for their insightful comments and suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceAvram Iancu UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Romanian Institute for Science and TechnologyCluj-NapocaRomania

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