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Generation, evolution, and decay of pure quantum turbulence: a full Biot-Savart simulation

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Article number180512
Journal publication date1/05/2010
JournalPhysical Review B
Journal number18
Volume81
Number of pages4
Pages-
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

A zero-temperature superfluid is arguably the simplest system in which to study complex fluid dynamics, such as turbulence. We describe computer simulations of such turbulence and compare the results directly with recent experiments in superfluid He-3-B. We are able to follow the entire process of the production, evolution, and decay of quantum turbulence. We find striking agreement between simulation and experiment and gain insights into the mechanisms involved.

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