Dynamical weights and enhanced synchronization in adaptive complex networks

Changsong ZHOU*, Jürgen Kurths

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Dynamical organization of connection weights is studied in scale-free networks of chaotic oscillators, where the coupling strength of a node from its neighbors develops adaptively according to the local synchronization property between the node and its neighbors. We find that when complete synchronization is achieved, the coupling strength becomes weighted and correlated with the topology due to a hierarchical transition to synchronization in heterogeneous networks. Importantly, such an adaptive process enhances significantly the synchronizability of the networks, which could have meaningful implications in the manipulation of dynamical networks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number164102
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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