Multiplex Networks

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Network science presents a unique platform to study various complex real-world systems by analyzing the interactions between their constituent entities and collectively investigating their behaviors. A recent addition to the network science is the multiplex framework. These networks consisting of several interacting layers allow for remote synchronization of distant layers via an intermediate relay layer. In such case there exist synchronization between one layer and a second layer, where these two layers are not directly connected. A simple realization of such a system is a three-layer multiplex network where a relay layer in the middle, which is generally not synchronized, acts as a transmitter between two outer layers. It is the purpose of the present Chapter to extend the notion of relay synchronization from completely synchronized states to partial synchronization patterns in the individual layers and study various scenarios of synchronization of chimera states in a triplex network.


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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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