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January/February 2009 Spectral analysis of stationary solutions of the Cahn--Hilliard equation
Peter Howard
Adv. Differential Equations 14(1/2): 87-120 (January/February 2009). DOI: 10.57262/ade/1355867279


For the Cahn--Hilliard equation on $\mathbb{R}$, there are precisely three types of bounded non-constant stationary solutions: periodic solutions, pulse-type reversal solutions, and monotonic transition waves. We study the spectrum of the linear operator obtained upon linearization about each of these waves, establishing linear stability for all transition waves, linear instability for all reversal waves, and linear instability for a representative class of periodic waves. For the case of transitions, the author has shown in previous work that linear stability implies nonlinear stability, and so nonlinear (phase-asymptotic) stability is established for such waves.


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Peter Howard. "Spectral analysis of stationary solutions of the Cahn--Hilliard equation." Adv. Differential Equations 14 (1/2) 87 - 120, January/February 2009.


Published: January/February 2009
First available in Project Euclid: 18 December 2012

zbMATH: 1195.35048
MathSciNet: MR2478930
Digital Object Identifier: 10.57262/ade/1355867279

Primary: 35B10 , 35B35

Rights: Copyright © 2009 Khayyam Publishing, Inc.


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