A model of many symmetrically and locally coupled chaotic oscillators is studied. Partial chaotic synchronizations associated with spontaneous spatial ordering are demonstrated. Very rich patterns of the system are revealed, based on partial synchronization analysis. The stabilities of different partially synchronous spatiotemporal structures and some dynamical behaviors of these states are discussed both numerically and analytically.
Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics. Vol. 63, no. 2 pt. 2 (Feb. 2001), 026211, 9 p.