The goal of this paper is to study the slow motion of solutions of the nonlocal Allen–Cahn equation in a bounded domain Ω ⊂ Rn, for n> 1. The initial data is assumed to be close to a configuration whose interface separating the states minimizes the surface area (or perimeter); both local and global perimeter minimizers are taken into account. The evolution of interfaces on a time scale ε- 1 is deduced, where ε is the interaction length parameter. The key tool is a second-order Γ -convergence analysis of the energy functional, which provides sharp energy estimates. New regularity results are derived for the isoperimetric function of a domain. Slow motion of solutions for the Cahn–Hilliard equation starting close to global perimeter minimizers is proved as well.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics