Partial control of escapes in chaotic scattering

Mattia Coccolo, Jesús M. Seoane, Samuel Zambrano, Miguel A F Sanjuán

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Chaotic scattering in open Hamiltonian systems is relevant for different problems in physics. Particles in such kind of systems can exhibit both bounded or unbounded motions for which escapes from the scattering region can take place. This paper analyzes how to control the escape of the particles from the scattering region in the presence of noise. For that purpose, we apply the partial control technique to the Hénon-Heiles system, which implies that we need to use a control smaller than the noise present in the system. The main finding of our work is the successful control of the particles in the scattering region with a control smaller than noise. We have also analyzed and compared the escapes time of orbits in the scattering region for different situations. Finally, we believe that our results might contribute to a better understanding of both chaotic scattering phenomena and the application of the partial control technique to continuous dynamical systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1350008
JournalInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013


  • chaotic scattering
  • Controlling chaos
  • escaping dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • General
  • Engineering(all)
  • Modelling and Simulation


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