TY - JOUR

T1 - Harmonic Maps in Connection of Phase Transitions with Higher Dimensional Potential Wells

AU - Lin, Fanghua

AU - Wang, Changyou

N1 - Funding Information:
This work was supported by NSF Grants DMS-1501000, DMS-1764417.
Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, The Editorial Office of CAM and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

PY - 2019/9/1

Y1 - 2019/9/1

N2 - This is in the sequel of authors’ paper [Lin, F. H., Pan, X. B. and Wang, C. Y., Phase transition for potentials of high dimensional wells, Comm. Pure Appl. Math., 65(6), 2012, 833-888] in which the authors had set up a program to verify rigorously some formal statements associated with the multiple component phase transitions with higher dimensional wells. The main goal here is to establish a regularity theory for minimizing maps with a rather non-standard boundary condition at the sharp interface of the transition. The authors also present a proof, under simplified geometric assumptions, of existence of local smooth gradient flows under such constraints on interfaces which are in the motion by the mean-curvature. In a forthcoming paper, a general theory for such gradient flows and its relation to Keller-Rubinstein-Sternberg’s work (in 1989) on the fast reaction, slow diffusion and motion by the mean curvature would be addressed.

AB - This is in the sequel of authors’ paper [Lin, F. H., Pan, X. B. and Wang, C. Y., Phase transition for potentials of high dimensional wells, Comm. Pure Appl. Math., 65(6), 2012, 833-888] in which the authors had set up a program to verify rigorously some formal statements associated with the multiple component phase transitions with higher dimensional wells. The main goal here is to establish a regularity theory for minimizing maps with a rather non-standard boundary condition at the sharp interface of the transition. The authors also present a proof, under simplified geometric assumptions, of existence of local smooth gradient flows under such constraints on interfaces which are in the motion by the mean-curvature. In a forthcoming paper, a general theory for such gradient flows and its relation to Keller-Rubinstein-Sternberg’s work (in 1989) on the fast reaction, slow diffusion and motion by the mean curvature would be addressed.

KW - 35J50

KW - Boundary monotonicity inequality

KW - Boundary partial regularity

KW - Partially free and partially constrained boundary

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U2 - 10.1007/s11401-019-0160-6

DO - 10.1007/s11401-019-0160-6

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85073015612

SN - 0252-9599

VL - 40

SP - 781

EP - 810

JO - Chinese Annals of Mathematics. Series B

JF - Chinese Annals of Mathematics. Series B

IS - 5

ER -