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Convergence of Phase Interfaces in the van der Waals-Cahn-Hilliard theory

Hutchinson, John; Tonegawa, Y


We study the general asymptotic behavior of critical points, including those of non-minimal energy type, of the functional for the van der Waals-Cahn-Hilliard theory of phase transitions. We prove that the interface is close to a hypersurface with mean curvature zero when no Lagrange multiplier is present, and with locally constant mean curvature in general. The energy density of the limiting measure has integer multiplicity almost everywhere modulo division by a surface energy constant.

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations


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