Kolmogorov turbulence, Anderson localization and KAM integrability
Laboratoire de Physique Théorique du CNRS, IRSAMC, Université de
Received: 4 March 2012
Received in final form: 6 April 2012
Published online: 18 June 2012
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.
Key words: Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
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