Symmetry breaking in a turbulent environment

  title={Symmetry breaking in a turbulent environment},
  author={Alexandros Alexakis and François P{\'e}tr{\'e}lis and Santiago J. Benavides and Kannabiran Seshasayanan},
Symmetry breaking in laminar flows is well known in the transition to turbulence scenario. Here we consider the breaking of a remaining symmetry in an already turbulent flow, as in the transition from a two-dimensional turbulent flow shown in the figure to a three-dimensional turbulent flow. We show that such cases have critical exponents that differ from the mean-field predictions and our results indicate the possible existence of a new class of out-of-equilibrium phase transition controlled… 

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