Journal Article Persistent chimera states in nonlocally coupled phase oscillators

Suda, Yusuke  ,  Okuda, Koji

92 ( 6 ) 2016-12-15 , American Physical Society (APS)
Chimera states in the systems of nonlocally coupled phase oscillators are considered stable in the continuous limit of spatially distributed oscillators. However, it is reported that in the numerical simulations without taking such limit, chimera states are chaotic transient and finally collapse into the completely synchronous solution. In this Rapid Communication, we numerically study chimera states by using the coupling function different from the previous studies and obtain the result that chimera states can be stable even without taking the continuous limit, which we call the persistent chimera state.

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