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Quantized turbulence physics

Kivotides, Demosthenes and Leonard, Anthony (2003) Quantized turbulence physics. Physical Review Letters, 90 (23). Art. No. 234503. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.90.234503.

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We elaborate the physics of systems of unconstrained, reconnecting vortex filaments with dynamic finite cores of uniform ("quantized") circulation interacting via Biot-Savart and viscous forces. The phenomenology of this purely structured turbulent system includes an inertial range with Kolmogorov's k^–5/3 scaling for the energy spectrum, as well as Kolmogorov's linear in r scaling for the third order longitudinal structure function.

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Additional Information:©2003 The American Physical Society. Received 22 January 2003; published 13 June 2003. This research was partially supported by the Office of Naval Research and the Department of Energy.
Subject Keywords:turbulence; quantum theory; vortices
Issue or Number:23
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ID Code:5371
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:16 Oct 2006
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