Topological self-similar networks introduced by diffusion-limited aggregation mechanism

Lei Yang*, Wen Jiang Pei, Tao Li, Yiu Ming CHEUNG, Zhen Ya He

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We propose a model for growing fractal networks based on the mechanisms learned from the diffusion-limited aggregation (DLA) model in fractal geometries in the viewpoint of network. By studying the DLA network, our model introduces multiplicative growth, aging and geographical preferential attachment mechanisms, whereby featuring topological self-similar property and hierarchical modularity. According to the results of theoretical analysis and simulation, the degree distribution of the proposed model shows a mixed degree distribution (i.e., exponential and algebraic degree distribution) and the fractal dimension and clustering coefficient can be tuned by changing the values of parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1153-1156
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2008

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