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Experimental evidence of a phase transition in a closed turbulent flow.
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PMID:  21231308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We experimentally study the susceptibility to symmetry breaking of a closed turbulent von Kármán swirling flow from Re=150 to Re≃10⁶. We report a divergence of this susceptibility at an intermediate Reynolds number Re=Re(χ)≃90,000 which gives experimental evidence that such a highly space and time fluctuating system can undergo a "phase transition." This transition is furthermore associated with a peak in the amplitude of fluctuations of the instantaneous flow symmetry corresponding to intermittencies between spontaneously symmetry breaking metastable states.
Authors:
P-P Cortet; A Chiffaudel; F Daviaud; B Dubrulle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review letters     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1079-7114     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys. Rev. Lett.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401141     Medline TA:  Phys Rev Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214501     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
CEA, IRAMIS, SPEC, CNRS URA 2464, Groupe Instabilités et Turbulence, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
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