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Title

Clustered Chimera States in Delay-Coupled Oscillator Systems
Authors

Gautam C. Sethia
Abhijit Sen
Journal / Anthology

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
Year: 2008
Volume: 100
Page range: 144102
Description

We investigate chimera states in a ring of identical phase oscillators coupled in a time-delayed and spatially nonlocal fashion. We find novel clustered chimera states that have spatially distributed phase coherence separated by incoherence with adjacent coherent regions in antiphase. The existence of such time-delay induced phase clustering is further supported through solutions of a generalized functional self-consistency equation of the mean field. Our results highlight an additional mechanism for cluster formation that may find wider practical applications.
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