Synchronization and information transmission in spatio-temporal networks of deformable units

F. M. Moukam Kakmeni, M. S. Baptista

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We study the relationship between synchronization and the rate with which information is exchanged between nodes in a spatio-temporal network that describes the dynamics of classical particles under a substrate Remoissenct-Peyrard potential. We also show how phase and complete synchronization can be detected in this network. The difficulty in detecting phase synchronization in such a network appears due to the highly ion-coherent character of the particle dynamics which unables a proper definition of the phase dynamics. The difficulty in detecting complete synchronization appears due to the spatio character of the potential which results in an asymptotic state highly dependent on the initial state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1063-1076
Number of pages14
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008


  • synchronization
  • information
  • deformability
  • sine-Gordon equation
  • entropy
  • chaos
  • soliton-like excitations
  • Frenkel-Kontorova model
  • coupled oscillators
  • complex networks
  • double-well
  • spin model
  • dynamics
  • systems
  • phase


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