Transient chaos generates small chimeras

  title={Transient chaos generates small chimeras},
  author={Amitava Banerjee and Debopriya Sikder},
  journal={Physical Review E},
While the chimera states themselves are usually believed to be chaotic transients, the involvement of chaos behind their self-organization is not properly distinguished or studied. In this work, we demonstrate that small chimeras in the local flux dynamics of an array of magnetically coupled superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) driven by an external field are born through transiently chaotic dynamics. We deduce analytic expressions for small chimeras and synchronous states… Expand

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