Instantons and intermittency in 1-D MHD Burgerlence

J. Fleischer, P. H. Diamond

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We examine MHD Burgerlence using instanton path integral techniques. It is shown that the characteristic directions are of fundamental importance in the extended functional space as well as the original physical space. For forced Burgerlence, statistical stationarity forces the system to adopt these characteristic directions. This nonperturbative result suggests that the attractor for MHD Burgerlence is a state of energy equidissipation, rather than equipartition, supporting the main conclusions from a perturbative, renormalization group analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-242
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - May 14 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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