Breakdown of an inhomogeneous scale-free network under intentional attack

Guo Ji Lin, Xiang Cheng, Qi Ou-Yang

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Using a recently introduced network model with node and connection diversity, we study the breakdown of different scale-free networks under intentional attacks. Our simulation results show that inhomogeneous networks are more sensitive to intentional attack than the homogeneous ones and that the centralization of the networks is an important variable, reflecting the characteristics of the network under intentional attack. Using a recently introduced method we can theoretically develop the critical point of the inhomogeneous networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-24
Number of pages3
JournalChinese Physics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2003


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