Better synchronizability predicted by a new coupling method

  • M. Zhao
  • T. ZhouEmail author
  • B.-H. Wang
  • Q. Ou
  • J. Ren
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics


In this paper, inspired by the idea that different nodes should play different roles in network synchronization, we bring forward a coupling method where the coupling strength of each node depends on its neighbors' degrees. Compared with the uniform coupled method and the recently proposed Motter-Zhou-Kurths method, the synchronizability of scale-free networks can be remarkably enhanced by using the present coupling method, and the highest network synchronizability is achieved at β=1 which is similar to a method introduced in [AIP Conf. Proc. 776, 201 (2005)].


89.75.Hc Networks and genealogical trees 89.75.-k Complex systems 05.45.Xt Synchronization; coupled oscillators 87.18.Sn Neural networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Modern PhysicsUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiP.R. China
  2. 2.Department of AutomationUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiP.R. China

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