Three-dimensional effects in active chaotic flows

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We study the dynamics of active particles advected by 3-dimensional open incompressible flows. We find that 3D reactive flows have fundamentally novel dynamical features, not found in 2D systems. In particular, we argue that that the reaction's productivity per reaction step can be enhanced, with respect to the 2D case, while the productivity per unit time in some 3D flows goes to zero in the limit of high mixing rates, in contrast to the 2D behavior, in which the productivity goes to a finite constant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperimental Chaos
Subtitle of host publication8th Experimental Chaos Conference
EditorsS Boccaletti, BJ Gluckman, J Kurths, LM Pecora, R Meucci, O Yordanov
Place of PublicationMelville
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7354-0226-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event8th Experimental Chaos Conference - Florence
Duration: 14 Jun 200417 Jun 2004


Conference8th Experimental Chaos Conference


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