Lookup NU author(s): Dr Joy Allen,
Dr Nicholas Parker,
Professor Nikolaos Proukakis,
Professor Carlo Barenghi
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© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. Weakly interacting, dilute atomic Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) have proved to be an attractive context for the study of nonlinear dynamics and quantum effects at the macroscopic scale. Recently, weakly interacting, dilute atomic BECs have been used to investigate quantum turbulence both experimentally and theoretically, stimulated largely by the high degree of control which is available within these quantum gases. In this article we motivate the use of weakly interacting, dilute atomic BECs for the study of turbulence, discuss the characteristic regimes of turbulence which are accessible, and briefly review some selected investigations of quantum turbulence and recent results. We focus on three stages of turbulence-the generation of turbulence, its steady state and its decay-and highlight some fundamental questions regarding our understanding in each of these regimes.
Author(s): Allen AJ, Parker NG, Proukakis NP, Barenghi CF
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Year of Conference: 2014
Online publication date: 20/10/2014
Acceptance date: 01/10/2014
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing