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Strong and weak clustering of inertial particles in turbulent flows

@article{Elperin2002StrongAW,
  title={Strong and weak clustering of inertial particles in turbulent flows},
  author={Tov Elperin and Nathan Kleeorin and Victor S L’vov and Igor Rogachevskii and Dmitry D. Sokoloff},
  journal={arXiv: Chaotic Dynamics},
  year={2002}
}
Department of Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow 117234, Russia(February 8, 2008)We suggested a theory of clustering of inertial particlesadvected by a turbulent velocity field caused by an instabilityof their spatial distribution. The reason of the clustering in-stability is a combined effect of the particle inertia and finitecorrelation time of the velocity field. The crucial parame-ter for the instability is a size of the particles. The criticalsize is estimated for a strong clustering… 
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