|New patterns of centrifugally driven thermal convection|Jaletzky, M.; Busse, F.H. (2000). New patterns of centrifugally driven thermal convection. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 97(10): 5060-5064. dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.97.10.5060
In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. The Academy: Washington, D.C.. ISSN 0027-8424, more
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An experimental study is described of convection driven by thermal buoyancy in the annular gap between two corotating coaxial cylinders, heated from the outside and cooled from the inside. Steady convection patterns of the hexaroll and of the knot type are observed in the case of high Prandtl number fluids, for which the Coriolis force is sufficiently small. Oblique rolls and phase turbulence in the form of irregular patterns of convection can also be observed in wide regions of the parameter space.