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Published September 10, 2019 | Published
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Interfaces and mixing: Nonequilibrium transport across the scales


Interfacial transport and mixing are nonequilibrium processes coupling kinetic to meso- and macroscopic dynamics. These processes play an essential role in fluids, plasmas, and materials, from celestial to atomic events. Addressing the societal challenges posed by alternative energy sources, efficient use of nonrenewable resources, and purification of water requires an improved understanding of the nonequilibrium dynamics, interfacial transport, and mixing. This special feature issue builds upon recent achievements in understanding interfacial transport and mixing using theoretical analysis, large-scale numerical simulations, laboratory experiments, and technology developments. It brings together works in fluid dynamics, plasmas, applied mathematics, chemistry, material science, geophysics, and astrophysics. This collection of papers explores the state of the art in areas of interfaces and nonequilibrium transport and suggests future research directions in the field.

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© 2019 National Academy of Sciences. Published under the PNAS license. First published September 9, 2019. The 2017 AmeriMech Symposium on "Interfaces and Mixing" has been organized with the support of the US National Academy of Sciences and the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society. The "Turbulent Mixing and Beyond" program has been founded with the support of the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research Global, and other national and international research institutions, as well as the members of Coordination Board and Scientific Advisory Committee of the program "Turbulent Mixing and Beyond," and the organizers of "Turbulent Mixing and Beyond" conferences. Author contributions: S.I.A. and W.A.G. wrote the paper. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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