Abnormal synchronization in complex clustered networks

Liang Huang, Kwangho Park, Ying-Cheng Lai, Lei Yang, Kongqing Yang

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Abstract

Recent research has revealed that complex networks with a smaller average distance and more homogeneous degree distribution are more synchronizable. We find, however, that synchronization in complex, clustered networks tends to obey a different set of rules. In particular, the synchronizability of such a network is determined by the interplay between intercluster and intracluster links. The network is most synchronizable when the numbers of the two types of links are approximately equal. In the presence of a mismatch, increasing the number of intracluster links, while making the network distance smaller, can counterintuitively suppress or even destroy the synchronization. We provide theory and numerical evidence to establish this phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Article number164101
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume97
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2006

Keywords

  • small-world networks
  • dynamical networks

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Huang, L., Park, K., Lai, Y-C., Yang, L., & Yang, K. (2006). Abnormal synchronization in complex clustered networks. Physical Review Letters, 97(16), [164101]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.164101

Abnormal synchronization in complex clustered networks. / Huang, Liang; Park, Kwangho; Lai, Ying-Cheng; Yang, Lei; Yang, Kongqing.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 97, No. 16, 164101, 18.10.2006.

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Huang, L, Park, K, Lai, Y-C, Yang, L & Yang, K 2006, 'Abnormal synchronization in complex clustered networks', Physical Review Letters, vol. 97, no. 16, 164101. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.164101
Huang, Liang ; Park, Kwangho ; Lai, Ying-Cheng ; Yang, Lei ; Yang, Kongqing. / Abnormal synchronization in complex clustered networks. In: Physical Review Letters. 2006 ; Vol. 97, No. 16.
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