"Surface waves on ferrofluid become turbulent"

in JCE PLANET, February 22, 2009  (in russian)
in Rambler Mass Media, March 1st, 2009 (in russian)

by Erin Jury

Abstract (translation from Google):

French physicists have experimentally established that a ferrofluid may be in a regime of magnetic wave turbulence - chaotic formation of surface waves with varying amplitude. Such a situation is possible when the induction of external magnetic field oriented perpendicularly to the surface of the ferrofluid surface exceeds a certain value. The results of the experiment agree well with the previously developed theory of magnetic wave turbulence on ferrofluids and are the first direct confirmation. 

Original russian press item
by Erin Jury: JCE PLANET and in Rambler Mass Media

See english translation of the press item   (automatic translation from Google)

 See the PRL F. Boyer and E. Falcon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 244502 (2008)

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