PDE Real Analysis Seminar

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Date, time & place Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30 056Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)

2005/10/26

10:30-11:30   Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
利根川吉廣 (北海道大学)
On Mullins-Sekerka as singular limit of Cahn-Hilliard, some mathematical progress and open problems
[ Abstract ]
The Cahn-Hilliard equation and its variants have been widely used in materials science community to model coarse graining phenomena in mesoscopic scale. The equation has a parameter corresponding the order of thickness of phase boundaries. When the parameter is close to zero, the phase boundary and the chemical potential field are known to evolve by the so-called Mullins-Sekerka problem. The rigorous justification for the latter statement is known only for short-time so far. I describe some recent progress as well as some difficulties on the long-time case, relateing my recent works and those by M. Roeger and R. Schaetzle.
[ Reference URL ]
http://coe.math.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/sympo/pde_ra/index.html