Critical visit to the chimera world

M. A. Ferré

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Chimera states correspond to a spatiotemporal phenomenon that accounts for the coexistence between coherence and incoherence dynamics in homogeneous systems. Initially observed in non-locally coupled phase oscillators, this phenomenon has been observed in various systems, ranging from chaotic maps to time-delay systems and complex networks. This review revises different systems where chimera states are observed, focusing on theoretical and experimental contributions. At the same time, a critical vision of chimera states definitions, and some works are presented. Additionally, new research perspectives are given due to the chimera state field stage.

Original languageEnglish
Article number112991
JournalChaos, Solitons and Fractals
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023


  • Chimera states
  • Collective behaviors
  • Synchronization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematics (all)
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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