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Amorphous molecular beam epitaxy: global solutions and absorbing sets

  • O. STEIN (a1) and M. WINKLER (a2)
Abstract

The parabolic equation \[u_t + u_{xxxx} + u_{xx} = - (|u_x|^\alpha)_{xx}, \qquad \alpha>1\], is studied under the boundary conditions $u_x|_{\partial\Omega}=u_{xxx}|_{\partial\Omega}=0$ in a bounded real interval $\Omega$. Solutions from two different regularity classes are considered: It is shown that unique mild solutions exist locally in time for any $\alpha>1$ and initial data $u_0 \in W^{1,q}(\Omega)$ ($q>\alpha$), and that they are global if $\alpha \le \frac{5}{3}$. Furthermore, from a semidiscrete approximation scheme global weak solutions are constructed for $\alpha < \frac{10}{3}$, and for suitable transforms of such solutions the existence of a bounded absorbing set in $L^1(\Omega)$ is proved for $\alpha \in [2,\frac{10}{3})$. The article closes with some numerical examples which do not only document the roughening and coarsening phenomena expected for thin film growth, but also illustrate our results about absorbing sets.

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European Journal of Applied Mathematics
  • ISSN: 0956-7925
  • EISSN: 1469-4425
  • URL: /core/journals/european-journal-of-applied-mathematics
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