Forced organization of flute-type turbulence by convective cell injection

Satoru Iizuka, T. Huld, H. L. Pécseli, J. Juul Rasmussen

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Nonlinear interactions between flute-type turbulence and an externally excited convective cell in a strongly magnetized plasma are investigated. During the interaction the azimuthal-mode-number spectrum of the turbulence is deformed and a broad spectrum evolves, indicating an inverse cascade. As a result of a modification in phase and amplitude of the fluctuations, an organized structure is created in turbulence. The macroscopic behavior is well explained by a Van der Pol type equation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1026-1029
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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