The aim of this paper is to study the metastable properties of the solutions to a hyperbolic relaxation of the classic Cahn-Hilliard equation in one-space dimension, subject to either Neumann or Dirichlet boundary conditions. To perform this goal, we make use of an “energy approach", already proposed for various evolution PDEs, including the Allen-Cahn and the Cahn-Hilliard equations. In particular, we shall prove that certain solutions maintain a N-transition layer structure for a very long time, thus proving their metastable dynamics. More precisely, we will show that, for an exponentially long time, such solutions are very close to piecewise constant functions assuming only the minimal points of the potential, with a finitely number of transition layers, which move with an exponentially small velocity.

Slow dynamics for the hyperbolic Cahn-Hilliard equation in one-space dimension

Folino, Raffaele;Lattanzio, Corrado;
2019

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to study the metastable properties of the solutions to a hyperbolic relaxation of the classic Cahn-Hilliard equation in one-space dimension, subject to either Neumann or Dirichlet boundary conditions. To perform this goal, we make use of an “energy approach", already proposed for various evolution PDEs, including the Allen-Cahn and the Cahn-Hilliard equations. In particular, we shall prove that certain solutions maintain a N-transition layer structure for a very long time, thus proving their metastable dynamics. More precisely, we will show that, for an exponentially long time, such solutions are very close to piecewise constant functions assuming only the minimal points of the potential, with a finitely number of transition layers, which move with an exponentially small velocity.
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