Possible tests of conformal turbulence through boundaries

B. K. Chung, Soonkeon Nam, Q. Han Park, H. J. Shin

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We investigate various boundary conditions in two dimensional turbulence systematically in the context of conformal field theory. Keeping the conformal invariance, we can either change the shape of boundaries through finite conformal transformations, or insert boundary operators so as to handle more general cases. Effects of such operations will be reflected in physically measurable quantities such as the energy power spectrum E(k) or the average velocity profiles. We propose that these effects can be used as a possible test of conformal turbulence in an experimental setting. We also study the periodic boundary conditions, i.e. turbulence on a torus geometry. The dependence of moduli parameter q appears explicitly in the one point functions in the theory, which can also be tested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Nov 4
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
We would like to thank Je-Young Choi for discussions. This work was supported in part by the program of Basic Science Research, Ministry of Education, and by Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, and partly through CTP/SNU. QP thanks K.Kang and Physics Department of Brown University for their support through SNU-CTP exchange program during his visit.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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