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Self-propelled Chimeras

Kruk, N. and Koeppl, H. and Maistrenko, Y. (2018):
Self-propelled Chimeras.
In: Physical Review E, American Physical Society, ISSN 2470-0045, [Article]

Abstract

The synchronization of self-propelled particles (SPPs) is a fascinating instance of emergent behavior in living and man-made systems, such as colonies of bacteria, flocks of birds, robot ensembles, and many others. The recent discovery of chimera states in coupled oscillators opens up new perspectives and indicates that other emergent behaviors may exist for SPPs. Indeed, for a minimal extension of the classical Vicsek model we show the existence of chimera states for SPPs, i.e., one group of particles synchronizes while others wander around chaotically. Compared to chimeras in coupled oscillators where the site position is fixed, SPPs give rise to new distinctive forms of chimeric behavior. We emphasize that the found behavior is directly implied by the structure of the deterministic equation of motion and is not caused by exogenous stochastic excitation. In the scaling limit of infinitely many particles, we show that the chimeric state persists. Our findings provide the starting point for the search or elicitation of chimeric states in real world SPP systems.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2018
Creators: Kruk, N. and Koeppl, H. and Maistrenko, Y.
Title: Self-propelled Chimeras
Language: German
Abstract:

The synchronization of self-propelled particles (SPPs) is a fascinating instance of emergent behavior in living and man-made systems, such as colonies of bacteria, flocks of birds, robot ensembles, and many others. The recent discovery of chimera states in coupled oscillators opens up new perspectives and indicates that other emergent behaviors may exist for SPPs. Indeed, for a minimal extension of the classical Vicsek model we show the existence of chimera states for SPPs, i.e., one group of particles synchronizes while others wander around chaotically. Compared to chimeras in coupled oscillators where the site position is fixed, SPPs give rise to new distinctive forms of chimeric behavior. We emphasize that the found behavior is directly implied by the structure of the deterministic equation of motion and is not caused by exogenous stochastic excitation. In the scaling limit of infinitely many particles, we show that the chimeric state persists. Our findings provide the starting point for the search or elicitation of chimeric states in real world SPP systems.

Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review E
Publisher: American Physical Society
Divisions: 18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology > Institute for Telecommunications > Bioinspired Communication Systems
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology > Institute for Telecommunications
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2018 10:06
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