Two-dimensional vortex crystals

Dezhe Jin, D. H.E. Dubin

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Abstract

Magnetically confined pure electron columns evolve as nearly inviscid, incompressible two-dimensional (2-D) fluids. Experiments on these columns have found that the decay of 2-D turbulence leads to spontaneous formation of 'vortex crystals,' which are symmetric arrays of strong vortices within a background of lower vorticity. These vortex crystals can be described as maximum fluid entropy states for a system with an ergodically mixed background and a conserved number of strong vortices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-25
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume848
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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Entropy
Vortex flow
Electrons
Crystals
Fluids
Vorticity
Turbulence
Crystal
Experiments
Decay
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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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Two-dimensional vortex crystals. / Jin, Dezhe; Dubin, D. H.E.

In: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 848, 01.01.1998, p. 18-25.

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