Selected Publications

Energy spectra of superfluid turbulence in 3He

L. Boué, V.S. L'vov, A. Pomyalov, I. Procaccia

In superfluid ³He-B, turbulence is carried predominantly by the superfluid component. To explore the statistical properties of this quantum turbulence and its differences from the classical counterpart, we adopt the time-honored approach of shell models. Using this approach, we provide numerical simulations of a Sabra shell model that allows us to uncover the nature of the energy spectrum in the relevant hydrodynamic regimes. These results are in qualitative agreement with analytical expressions for the superfluid turbulent energy spectra that were found using a differential approximation for the energy flux.

Phys. Rev. B 85, 104502 (2012)

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.104502