Existence and qualitative properties of multidimensional conical bistable fronts
François Hamel - LATP (UMR CNRS 6632), Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université Aix-Marseille III, F-13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France (email)
Abstract: Travelling fronts with conical-shaped level sets are constructed for reaction-diffusion equations with bistable nonlinearities of positive mass. The construction is valid in space dimension 2, where two proofs are given, and in arbitrary space dimensions under the assumption of cylindrical symmetry. General qualitative properties are presented under various assumptions: conical conditions at infinity, existence of a sub-level set with globally Lipschitz boundary, monotonicity in a given direction.
Keywords: Conical travelling fronts, bistable elliptic equations.
Received: October 2004; Revised: February 2005; Published: August 2005.
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