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Chimera states: Effects of different coupling topologies

By Bidesh K. Bera, Soumen Majhi, Dibakar Ghosh and Matjaž Perc


Collective behavior among coupled dynamical units can emerge in various forms as a result of different coupling topologies as well as different types of coupling functions. Chimera states have recently received ample attention as a fascinating manifestation of collective behavior, in particular describing a symmetry breaking spatiotemporal pattern where synchronized and desynchronized states coexist in a network of coupled oscillators. In this perspective, we review the emergence of different chimera states, focusing on the effects of different coupling topologies that describe the interaction network connecting the oscillators. We cover chimera states that emerge in local, nonlocal and global coupling topologies, as well as in modular, temporal and multilayer networks. We also provide an outline of challenges and directions for future research

Publisher: EDP Sciences, IOP Publishing and Società Italiana di Fisica
DOI identifier: 10.1209/0295-5075/118/10001
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