Fractal character of two-dimensional fluid mixing at both continuum and atomic levels.

@article{Cao1992FractalCO,
  title={Fractal character of two-dimensional fluid mixing at both continuum and atomic levels.},
  author={G Cao and G H Hardy and Douglass and Dawkins and Dunbar},
  journal={Physical review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics},
  year={1992},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={3841-3844}
}
Studies in two dimensions have been made of the evolution of an initially linear interface between two liquid areas by both continuum hydrodynamics and molecular dynamics. It was found that at both levels the interface evolves into a fractal curve. While the limiting fractal dimensionalities (D) of the continuum and molecular interfaces differ, this difference is no greater than that that can be induced in the hydrodynamic results by marked changes in the initial conditions and/or fluid… CONTINUE READING