Enhancement of scale-free network attack tolerance

Ze Hui Qu, Pu Wang, Chao Ming Song, Zhi Guang Qin

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Despite the large size of most communication and transportation systems, there are short paths between nodes in these networks which guarantee the efficient information, data and passenger delivery; furthermore these networks have a surprising tolerance under random errors thanks to their inherent scale-free topology. However, their scale-free topology also makes them fragile under intentional attacks, leaving us a challenge on how to improve the network robustness against intentional attacks without losing their strong tolerance under random errors and high message and passenger delivering capacity. Here we propose two methods (SL method and SH method) to enhance scale-free network's tolerance under attack in different conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number110504
JournalChinese Physics B
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Attack tolerance
  • Robustness spatial limited network
  • Scale-free network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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