Date of Original Version
Copyright 2015 Mathematical Sciences Publishers
Abstract or Description
Short time existence for a surface diffusion evolution equation with curvature regularization is proved in the context of epitaxially strained three-dimensional films. This is achieved by implementing a minimizing movement scheme, which is hinged on the H−1-gradient flow structure underpinning the evolution law. Long-time behavior and Liapunov stability in the case of initial data close to a flat configuration are also addressed.
Analysis & PDE, 8, 2, 373-423.