quantum turbulence


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quantum turbulence

[′kwän·təm ′tər·byə·ləns]
(cryogenics)
A phenomenon observed in a channel filled with superfluid and subjected to a heat flux which exceeds a certain critical value, in which the superfluid becomes filled with a tangled mass of quantized vortex lines.
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This is the strange world of quantum turbulence, which pops up not in coffee cups, but in super-cold helium, other types of strange cold matter and, some now think, the fabric of the universe.
Two colleagues, physicists who had been thinking about the dynamics of quantum turbulence since Feynman's time, got wind of the new technique.
By studying turbulence in other quantum fluids, such as an ultracold gaslike state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate, scientists might get a more complete picture of quantum turbulence and answer some lingering questions.
Kerson Huang, a physicist at MIT, thinks that quantum turbulence could explain a lot about the cosmos.
George Vahala, professor of physics at The College of William and Mary, ran a combination of Lattice Boltzmann and quantum turbulence codes on HAWK over a period of several weeks.
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