author = "Caretta, C. A. and Rosa, Reinaldo Roberto and Velho, Haroldo Fraga 
                         de Campos and Ramos, Fernando Manuel and Makler, M.",
          affiliation = "{Univ Guanajuato} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais 
                         (INPE)} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and 
                         {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and Ctr 
                         Brasileiro Pesquisas Fis, Coordenacao Cosmol Relatividade \& 
                title = "Evidence of turbulence-like universality in the formation of 
                         galaxy-sized dark matter haloes",
              journal = "Astronomy \& Astrophysics",
                 year = "2008",
               volume = "487",
               number = "2",
                pages = "445--451",
                month = "Aug.",
             keywords = "gravitation, turbulence, methods : N-body simulations, galaxies : 
                         structure, galaxies : evolution, methods : statistical.",
             abstract = "Context. Although the theoretical understanding of nonlinear 
                         gravitational clustering has greatly advanced in the last decades, 
                         in particular by improvements in numerical N-body simulations, the 
                         physics behind this process is not fully elucidated. Aims. The 
                         main goal of this work is the study of the possibility of a 
                         turbulent-like physical process in the formation of structures, 
                         galaxies and clusters of galaxies, by the action of gravity alone. 
                         Methods. We use simulation data from the Virgo Consortium, in ten 
                         redshift snapshots (from 0 to 10). From this we identify 
                         galaxy-sized and cluster-sized dark matter haloes, by using a FoF 
                         algorithm and applying a boundedness criterion, and study the 
                         gravitational potential energy spectra. Results. We find that the 
                         galaxy-sized halo energy spectrum follows closely a Kolmogorov 
                         power law, similar to the behaviour of dynamically turbulent 
                         processes in fluids. Conclusions. This means that the 
                         gravitational clustering of dark matter may admit a turbulent-like 
                  doi = "10.1051/0004-6361:20079105",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20079105",
                 issn = "0004-6361 and 1432-0746",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "evidence of turbulence.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "27 jan. 2021"