Heteroclinic Cycles and Phase Turbulence

  • F.H. Busse
  • R.M. Clever
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 115)


A new heteroclinic cycle is demonstrated in the case of thermal convection in a layer heated from below and rotating about a horizontal axis. This system can be realized experimentally through the use of the centrifugal force as effective gravity in the system of the rotating cylindrical annulus.


Nusselt Number Rayleigh Number Heteroclinic Orbit Heteroclinic Cycle Axial Roll 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F.H. Busse
    • 1
  • R.M. Clever
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Geophysics and Planetary PhysicsUCLALos AngelesUSA

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