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Article dans Phys. Rev. Fluids (2018)

Turbulence and turbulent pattern formation in a minimal model for active fluids

Martin James, Wouter J. T. Bos, and Michael Wilczek

Turbulence and turbulent pattern formation in a minimal model for active fluids

Active matter systems display a fascinating range of dynamical states, including stationary patterns and turbulent phases. While the former can be tackled with methods from the field of pattern formation, the spatiotemporal disorder of the active turbulence phase calls for a statistical description. Borrowing techniques from turbulence theory, we here establish a quantitative description of correlation functions and spectra of a minimal continuum model for active turbulence. Further exploring the parameter space, we also report on a surprising type of turbulence-driven pattern formation far beyond linear onset : the emergence of a dynamic hexagonal vortex lattice state after an extended turbulent transient, which can only be explained taking into account turbulent energy transfer across scales.
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