On pinning synchronization of general coupled networks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-348
Journal / PublicationNonlinear Dynamics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


The synchronization in general coupled networks subjected to pinning control is investigated. Some generic stability criteria based on the Lyapunov approach are derived for such general controlled networks, which guarantee that the whole network can be pinned to a synchronization state by placing feedback control on only a small fraction of nodes. A real network of television audience flows across 28 satellite channels in China and a representative BA scale-free network composed of chaotic systems are shown, respectively, for illustration and verification. It is found that pinning stability can be improved via increasing pinning density and/or pinning strength for complete diagonal inner coupling. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

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  • Chaotic system, Complex network, Pinning control, Stability, Synchronization