Stable Chimeras and Independently Synchronizable Clusters

Young Sul Cho, Takashi Nishikawa, Adilson E. Motter

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Cluster synchronization is a phenomenon in which a network self-organizes into a pattern of synchronized sets. It has been shown that diverse patterns of stable cluster synchronization can be captured by symmetries of the network. Here, we establish a theoretical basis to divide an arbitrary pattern of symmetry clusters into independently synchronizable cluster sets, in which the synchronization stability of the individual clusters in each set is decoupled from that in all the other sets. Using this framework, we suggest a new approach to find permanently stable chimera states by capturing two or more symmetry clusters - at least one stable and one unstable - that compose the entire fully symmetric network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number084101
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 24 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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