Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 01 November 2011, Vol.390(23-24), pp.4610-4620
A new family of networks, called , has recently been proposed in the literature. These networks have optimal properties in terms of synchronization, robustness against errors and attacks, and efficient communication. They are built with an algorithm which uses modified simulated annealing to enhance a well-known measure of networks’ ability to reach synchronization among nodes. In this work, we suggest that a class of networks similar to entangled networks can be produced by changing some of the connections in a given network, or by just adding a few connections. We call this class of networks . Although entangled networks can be considered as a subset of weak-entangled networks, we show that both classes share similar properties, especially with respect to synchronization and robustness, and that they have similar structural properties. ► We present rewiring procedure that produces networks with weak-entangled structure. ► We examine the structural properties, synchronization and robustness of the networks. ► We show that they share similar properties as entangled networks. ► Our procedure improves the synchronizability and robustness of a given network. ► The procedure exploits only the homogenization of the nodes’ degree.
Complex Networks ; Entangled Networks ; Synchronization ; Vulnerability ; Physics
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