Abstract

The outstanding problem of controlling complex networks is relevant to many areas of science and engineering, and has the potential to generate technological breakthroughs as well. We address the physically important issue of the energy required for achieving control by deriving and validating scaling laws for the lower and upper energy bounds. These bounds represent a reasonable estimate of the energy cost associated with control, and provide a step forward from the current research on controllability toward ultimate control of complex networked dynamical systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number218703
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume108
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - May 23 2012

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Controlling complex networks : How much energy is needed? / Yan, Gang; Ren, Jie; Lai, Ying-Cheng; Lai, Choy Heng; Li, Baowen.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 108, No. 21, 218703, 23.05.2012.

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Yan, Gang ; Ren, Jie ; Lai, Ying-Cheng ; Lai, Choy Heng ; Li, Baowen. / Controlling complex networks : How much energy is needed?. In: Physical Review Letters. 2012 ; Vol. 108, No. 21.
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