We study the formation of synchronous clusters in ensembles of globally coupled chaotic oscillators. We reveal that at least three clusters of identical synchronization are formed in such a system for large enough values of coupling strength. Our main result is an unexpected intermittent process of clusterization. This process gives strong indication to the existence of a stable heteroclinic cycle.
- Received 2 November 2001
- Published 6 August 2002
© 2002 The American Physical Society