Two-dimensional turbulence of dilute polymer solutions.

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We investigate theoretically and numerically the effect of polymer additives on two-dimensional turbulence by means of a viscoelastic model. We provide compelling evidence that, at vanishingly small concentrations, such that the polymers are passively transported, the probability distribution of polymer elongation has a power law tail: Its slope is related… (More)

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@article{Boffetta2003TwodimensionalTO, title={Two-dimensional turbulence of dilute polymer solutions.}, author={Guido Boffetta and Antonio Celani and Stefano Musacchio}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2003}, volume={91 3}, pages={034501} }