Vortices and turbulence in trapped atomic condensates

Angela C. White, Brian P. Anderson, Vanderlei S. Bagnato

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After more than a decade of experiments generating and studying the physics of quantized vortices in atomic gas Bose-Einstein condensates, research is beginning to focus on the roles of vortices in quantum turbulence, as well as other measures of quantum turbulence in atomic condensates. Such research directions have the potential to uncover new insights into quantum turbulence, vortices, and superfluidity and also explore the similarities and differences between quantum and classical turbulence in entirely new settings. Here we present a critical assessment of theoretical and experimental studies in this emerging field of quantum turbulence in atomic condensates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4719-4726
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Mar 25 2014


  • Inverse energy cascade
  • Kolmorogov cascade
  • Vortex dynamics
  • Vortex tangle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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