We prove that the thin film equation ht+div (hn grad (Δh))=0 in dimension d[ges ]2 has a unique C1 source-type radial self-similar non-negative solution if 0<n<3 and has no solution of this type if n[ges ]3. When 0<n3 the solution h has finite speed of propagation and we obtain the first order asymptotic behaviour of h at the interface or free boundary separating the regions where h>0 and h=0. (The case d=1 was already known ).
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