January  2007, 7(1): 87-100. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2007.7.87

Spin-polarized transport: Existence of weak solutions

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Mathematics Department, South Hall, Room 6707, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

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Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Received  November 2005 Revised  August 2006 Published  October 2006

A system modeling spin-polarized transport in ferromagnetic multilayers is considered. In this model, the spin accumulation is described by a quasilinear diffusion equation with discontinuous, measurable coefficients. This equation is coupled to the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation, a nonlinear, nonlocal equation describing the precession of the magnetization in the ferromagnetic layers. The global existence of weak solutions is proved.
Citation: Carlos J. Garcia-Cervera, Xiao-Ping Wang. Spin-polarized transport: Existence of weak solutions. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2007, 7 (1) : 87-100. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2007.7.87
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