The European Physical Journal B

, 85:199

Kolmogorov turbulence, Anderson localization and KAM integrability

Regular Article

DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2012-30193-0

Cite this article as:
Shepelyansky, D.L. Eur. Phys. J. B (2012) 85: 199. doi:10.1140/epjb/e2012-30193-0


The conditions for emergence of Kolmogorov turbulence, and related weak wave turbulence, in finite size systems are analyzed by analytical methods and numerical simulations of simple models. The analogy between Kolmogorov energy flow from large to small spacial scales and conductivity in disordered solid state systems is proposed. It is argued that the Anderson localization can stop such an energy flow. The effects of nonlinear wave interactions on such a localization are analyzed. The results obtained for finite size system models show the existence of an effective chaos border between the Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser (KAM) integrability at weak nonlinearity, when energy does not flow to small scales, and developed chaos regime emerging above this border with the Kolmogorov turbulent energy flow from large to small scales.


Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique du CNRS, IRSAMCUniversité de Toulouse, UPSToulouseFrance