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January  2012, 32(1): 125-166. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2012.32.125

## Spectral analysis for transition front solutions in Cahn-Hilliard systems

 1 Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3368, United States, United States

Received  July 2010 Revised  March 2011 Published  September 2011

We consider the spectrum associated with the linear operator obtained when a Cahn--Hilliard system on $\mathbb{R}$ is linearized about a transition wave solution. In many cases it's possible to show that the only non-negative eigenvalue is $\lambda = 0$, and so stability depends entirely on the nature of this neutral eigenvalue. In such cases, we identify a stability condition based on an appropriate Evans function, and we verify this condition under strong structural conditions on our equations. More generally, we discuss and implement a straightforward numerical check of our condition, valid under mild structural conditions.
Citation: Peter Howard, Bongsuk Kwon. Spectral analysis for transition front solutions in Cahn-Hilliard systems. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2012, 32 (1) : 125-166. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2012.32.125
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