Spatio-temporal complexity at the onset of convection in a binary fluid

V. Steinberg*, E. Moses, J. Fineberg

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Review of recent experimental results on stationary and oscillatory convection in binary mixtures and comparison with theory are presented. Effect of the cell geometry, in particular cell width, and the value of the separation ratio ψ on the onset of spatio-temporal chaotic behaviour above threshold is studied. Possible relation of complex pattern behaviour to the Benjamin-Feir turbulence in 2D cell geometry is discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)109-123
Number of pages15
JournalNuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Nov 1987
Externally publishedYes


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