The nonlinear dynamical behavior of a single-mode model of noncontact AFM is analyzed in terms of attractors robustness and basins integrity. The model considered for the analyses, proposed in (Hornstein and Gottlieb in Nonlinear Dyn. 54:93-122, 2008), consistently includes the nonlinear atomic interaction and is studied under scan excitation (which appears as parametric excitation) and vertical excitation (which is prevalently external). Local bifurcation analyses are carried out to identify the overall stability boundary in the excitation parameter space as the envelope of system local escapes, to be compared with the one obtained via numerical simulations. The dynamical integrity of periodic bounded solutions is studied, and basin erosion is evaluated by means of two different integrity measures. The obtained erosion profiles allow us to dwell on the possible lack of homogeneous safety of the stability boundary in terms of robustness of the attractors, and to identify practical escape thresholds ensuring an a priori design safety target.
Bifurcation, response scenarios and dynamic integrity in a single-mode model of noncontact atomic force microscopy / Rega, Giuseppe; Settimi, Valeria. - In: NONLINEAR DYNAMICS. - ISSN 0924-090X. - STAMPA. - 73:1-2(2013), pp. 101-123. [10.1007/s11071-013-0771-5]