Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 82, Issue 4, pp 1979–1987 | Cite as

Exponential synchronization of fractional-order complex networks via pinning impulsive control

  • Fei Wang
  • Yongqing Yang
  • Aihua Hu
  • Xianyun Xu
Original Paper


In this paper, a pinning impulsive control scheme is adopted to investigate the synchronization of fractional complex dynamical networks. An effective method has been applied to select controlled nodes at each impulsive constants. Based on the Lyapunov function method and the connection between the exponential function and Mittag-Leffler function, sufficient conditions for achieving exponential synchronization of fractional complex networks have been derived. Finally, numerical simulations are exploited to verify the effectiveness of the theoretical results, and some discussions about synchronization region are given.


Fractional-order Complex networks Exponential synchronization Pinning control Impulsive control 



This work was jointly supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 11202084, and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities JUSRP51317B.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Advanced Process Control for Light Industry, Ministry of EducationJiangnan UniversityWuxiChina
  2. 2.School of ScienceJiangnan UniversityWuxiChina

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