### Abstract

In this paper we investigate a new type of bifurcation which occurs in the context of chaotic scattering. The phenomenology of this bifurcation is that the scattering is chaotic on both sides of the bifurcation, but, as the system parameter passes through the critical value, an infinite number of periodic orbits are destroyed and replaced by a new infinite class of periodic orbits. Hence the structure of the chaotic set is fundamentally altered by the bifurcation. The symbolic dynamics before and after the bifurcation, however, remains unchanged.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 21-26 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Journal | Physics Letters A |

Volume | 153 |

Issue number | 1 |

Publication status | Published - 18 Feb 1991 |

### Keywords

- IRREGULAR SCATTERING
- POTENTIAL SCATTERING
- VORTEX PAIRS
- SINGULARITIES

## Cite this

DING, M. Z., GREBOGI, C., OTT, E., & YORKE, J. A. (1991). MASSIVE BIFURCATION OF CHAOTIC SCATTERING.

*Physics Letters A*,*153*(1), 21-26.