Phase transitions in the distribution of inelastically colliding inertial particles

  title={Phase transitions in the distribution of inelastically colliding inertial particles},
  author={Sergey Belan and A. Chernykh and Gregory Falkovich},
  journal={arXiv: Chaotic Dynamics},
It was recently suggested that the sign of particle drift in inhomogeneous temperature or turbulence depends on the particle inertia: weakly inertial particles localize near minima of temperature or turbulence intensity (effects known as thermophoresis and turbophoresis), while strongly inertial particles fly away from minima in an unbounded space. The problem of a particle near minima of turbulence intensity is related to that of two particles in a random flow, so that the localization… Expand

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