### The finite dimensional attractor for a 4th order system of Cahn-Hilliard type with a supercritical nonlinearity

#### Abstract

This article is devoted to the study of the long-time behavior of solutions of the following 4th order parabolic system in a bounded smooth domain $\Omega\subset\subset{\mathbb R}^n$: $$b\partial_t u=-{\Delta_x} (a{\Delta_x} u-\alpha\partial_t u-f(u)+\tilde g )\,, \tag*{(1)}$$ where $u=(u^1,\cdots,u^k)$ is an unknown vector-valued function, $a$ and $b$ are given constant matrices such that $a+a^*>0$, $b=b^*>0$, $\alpha>0$ is a positive number, and $f$ and $g$ are given functions. Note that the nonlinearity $f$ is not assumed to be subordinated to the Laplacian. The existence of a finite dimensional global attractor for system (1) is proved under some natural assumptions on the nonlinear term $f$.

#### Article information

Source
Adv. Differential Equations, Volume 7, Number 9 (2002), 1073-1100.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 29 April 2013