Chimera-like states in structured heterogeneous networks

Bo Li*, David Saad

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Chimera-like states are manifested through the coexistence of synchronous and asynchronous dynamics and have been observed in various systems. To analyze the role of network topology in giving rise to chimera-like states, we study a heterogeneous network model comprising two groups of nodes, of high and low degrees of connectivity. The architecture facilitates the analysis of the system, which separates into a densely connected coherent group of nodes, perturbed by their sparsely connected drifting neighbors. It describes a synchronous behavior of the densely connected group and scaling properties of the induced perturbations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043109
Number of pages8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2017

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Copyright 2017 Acoustical Society of America. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the Acoustical Society of America. The following article appeared in Li, B., & Saad, D. (2017). Chimera-like states in structured heterogeneous networks. Chaos, 27(4), [043109] and may be found at


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