The broad range of physical processes active in turbulence and the diversity of applications where turbulence is important are evident in the disciplines of fluid dynamics and plasma physics. At the same time there is commonality across these applications rooted in nonlinearities that can be the same or mathematically similar. A joint special topic on turbulence in the journals Physics of Fluids and the Physics of Plasmas aims to showcase these aspects of turbulence while increasing awareness of current research trends, emerging developments and understanding, and key issues in areas covered by these journals. Submissions to this special topic are now solicited in all submission categories, including articles, letters, brief communications, tutorials, reviews, and perspectives (with reviews and perspectives especially welcomed). Papers dealing with turbulence in non-ionized fluids should be submitted to Physics of Fluids, while those that treat plasmas should be submitted to Physics of Plasmas. Presentations that help bridge these disciplines are particularly encouraged.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Turbulence in fluids
- Turbulence in plasmas
- Fluid dynamics
- Plasma physics
Chunxiao Xu, Tsinghua University
Paul Terry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Manuscripts considered for publication in Physics of Fluids are expected to meet the respective journal’s standard of acceptance: to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in observational, computational, and theoretical fluid physics. Manuscripts will publish in an issue immediately after acceptance and form a collection with the Physics of Plasmas papers for this Special Topic. For more information on the journal’s editorial policies: https://aip.scitation.org/phf/info/policies
Manuscripts must be submitted through the Physics of Fluids online submission system (PXP). Please select the Special Topic “Turbulence in Plasmas and Fluids” to submit your manuscript for consideration in this Special Topic.