Robustness of multilayer oscillator networks

Kai Morino, Gouhei Tanaka, Kazuyuki Aihara

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We consider the robustness of multilayer networks composed of active and inactive oscillators from the viewpoint of interlayer coupling effects through the aging transition. We show in detail that two-layer networks increase or decrease their robustness depending on interlayer coupling schemes compared with single-layer networks. In addition, we find that an increase of mismatches of oscillator types (active or inactive) among interlayer-connected oscillators reduces the robustness of the networks with mean-field, chain, and diffusive interlayer couplings in two-layer networks. Moreover, we discuss the robustness of networks with more than two layers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number056208
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 9 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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