In this paper we consider a nonlocal evolution equation in one dimension, which describes the dynamics of a ferromagnetic system in the mean field approximation. In the presence of a small magnetic field, it admits two stationary and homogeneous solutions, representing the stable and metastable phases of the physical system. We prove the existence of an invariant, one dimensional manifold connecting the stable and metastable phases. This is the unstable manifold of a distinguished, spatially nonhomogeneous, stationary solution, called the critical droplet.(4, 10) We show that the points on the manifold are droplets longer or shorter than the critical one, and that their motion is very slow in agreement with the theory of metastable patterns. We also obtain a new proof of the existence of the critical droplet, which is supplied with a local uniqueness result.

Slow motion and metastability for a non local evolution equation

DE MASI, Anna;
2003-01-01

Abstract

In this paper we consider a nonlocal evolution equation in one dimension, which describes the dynamics of a ferromagnetic system in the mean field approximation. In the presence of a small magnetic field, it admits two stationary and homogeneous solutions, representing the stable and metastable phases of the physical system. We prove the existence of an invariant, one dimensional manifold connecting the stable and metastable phases. This is the unstable manifold of a distinguished, spatially nonhomogeneous, stationary solution, called the critical droplet.(4, 10) We show that the points on the manifold are droplets longer or shorter than the critical one, and that their motion is very slow in agreement with the theory of metastable patterns. We also obtain a new proof of the existence of the critical droplet, which is supplied with a local uniqueness result.
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