Crystalline version of the Stefan problem with Gibbs-Thompson law and kinetic undercooling

Piotr Rybka

Abstract

The author studies the modified Stefan problem in the plane with surface tension and kinetic undercooling when the interfacial curve is a polygon. Existence of local-in-time solutions is shown. Geometric properties of the flow are studied if the Wulff shape is a regular $N$-sided polygon. The author shows that an initial interface being a scaled Wulff shape with sufficiently small perimeter shrinks to a point. Moreover, at each time the interface remains a scaled Wulff shape.

Article information

Source
Adv. Differential Equations Volume 3, Number 5 (1998), 687-713.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 18 April 2013