Synchronization and Desynchronization of Complex Dynamical Networks : An Engineering Viewpoint

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1381-1390
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Fundamental Theory and Applications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003


We study synchronization and desynchronization of a complex network of chaotic dynamical systems, in both continuous-time and discrete-time cases. With proved synchronization conditions, we illustrate network synchronization and desynchronization processes by a prototype composing of Henon maps in a scale-free network. We show that synchronization and desynchronization of such a complex dynamical network can be determined by the network topology and the maximum Lyapunov exponent of the individual chaotic nodes.

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  • Chaos, Desynchronization, Graph, Network, Scale-free network, Synchronization

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