Chimera Patterns in Complex Networks

  • Anna ZakharovaEmail author
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


This chapter provides a systematic overview of the established results on chimera states. We begin with a short historical note on how chimera states have been discovered. Having formulated the existing definitions of chimera states, we explain their main features. Moreover, we discuss the measures to detect chimera patterns and give a detailed overview of the systems in which chimera states have been found. Further, we systematically describe the network topologies for which chimera patterns have been reported. Then, the types of chimera states are considered and the existing methods of controlling chimeras are described. Finally, we give examples of experiments on chimera states and discuss their main applications.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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