Inter-layer synchronization in multiplex networks of identical layers Articles uri icon


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publication date

  • June 2016


  • 6


  • 26

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1054-1500

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-7682


  • nter-layer synchronization is a distinctive process of multiplex networks whereby each node in a given layer evolves synchronously with all its replicas in other layers, irrespective of whether or not it is synchronized with the other units of the same layer. We analytically derive the necessary conditions for the existence and stability of such a state, and verify numerically the analytical predictions in several cases where such a state emerges. We further inspect its robustness against a progressive de-multiplexing of the network, and provide experimental evidence by means of multiplexes of nonlinear electronic circuits affected by intrinsic noise and parameter mismatch.