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In pursuit of turbulence

Nature Physics volume 12, pages 204205 (2016) | Download Citation

In the transition from laminar to turbulent pipe flow, puffs of turbulence form, split and decay. The phenomenology and lifetime of these turbulent puffs exhibit population dynamics that also drive predator–prey ecosystems on the edge of extinction.

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  1. Johannes Knebel, Markus F. Weber and Erwin Frey are in the Arnold-Sommerfeld-Center for Theoretical Physics and Center for NanoScience at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Theresienstrasse 37, D-80333 Munich, Germany

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