Active Turbulence

  title={Active Turbulence},
  author={Ricard Alert and Jaume Casademunt and Jean François Joanny},
  journal={Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics},
Active fluids exhibit spontaneous flows with complex spatiotemporal structure, which have been observed in bacterial suspensions, sperm cells, cytoskeletal suspensions, self-propelled colloids, and cell tissues. Despite occurring in the absence of inertia, chaotic active flows are reminiscent of inertial turbulence, and hence they are known as active turbulence. Here, we survey the field, providing a unified perspective over different classes of active turbulence. To this end, we divide our… 

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