Higher-order interactions promote chimera states

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Research Article

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Physical Review E


Since the discovery of chimera states, the presence of a nonzero phase lag parameter turns out to be an essential attribute for the emergence of chimeras in a nonlocally coupled identical Kuramoto phase oscillators' network with pairwise interactions. In this Letter, we report the emergence of chimeras without phase lag in a nonlocally coupled identical Kuramoto network owing to the introduction of nonpairwise interactions. The influence of added nonlinearity in the coupled system dynamics in the form of simplicial complexes mitigates the requisite of a nonzero phase lag parameter for the emergence of chimera states. Chimera states stimulated by the reciprocity of the pairwise and nonpairwise interaction strengths and their multistable nature are characterized with appropriate measures and are demonstrated in the parameter spaces.



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