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Turbulence

Suddenly it's chaos

Injecting vortices into a rotating sample of superfluid helium-3 shows a sudden switch from smooth to chaotic behaviour, and throws light on turbulence — one of the last unsolved problems of classical physics.

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Figure 1: Superfluid turbulence.

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Pickett, G. Suddenly it's chaos. Nature 424, 1002–1003 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/4241002a

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