Avalanches impede synchronization of jammed oscillators

  title={Avalanches impede synchronization of jammed oscillators},
  author={William Gilpin},
  journal={arXiv: Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems},
  • W. Gilpin
  • Published 13 June 2019
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems
Spontaneous desynchronization of coupled oscillators occurs in diverse systems spanning from the mammalian brain to alternating current power grids. Here, we model desynchronization using a generalization of the classical models of nonidentical phase-coupled oscillators, which includes short-range phase repulsion among individual oscillators. Surprisingly, we find that our model exhibits self-organized avalanches at intermediate values of the repulsion strength, and that these avalanches have… 

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