Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluid turbulence

Natalia G. Berloff

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We consider superfluid motion that arises from Bose condensation and restricted by quantum conditions. Superfluids have been studied experimentally for many years and have by now become a major focus of cryogenic physics. Applications of the subject are wide-ranging, from engineering to astrophysics. Superfluid turbulence provides insights into classical fluid turbulence, especially at high Reynolds numbers, where the vorticity has an intermittent, fractal character. In this Chapter we consider different modifications of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation to elucidate various aspects of superfluid behaviour: motion of vortices, travelling waves, interactions with normal fluid and superfluid turbulence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages37
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
ISSN (Print)0254-1971
ISSN (Electronic)2309-3706


  • Fluid dynamics
  • High reynolds number
  • Major focus
  • Quantum condition
  • Reynolds number


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