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We present the first of two articles on the small volume fraction limit of a nonlocal Cahn–Hilliard functional introduced to model microphase separation of diblock copolymers. Here we focus attention on the sharp-interface version of the functional and consider a limit in which the volume fraction tends to zero but the number of minority phases (called(More)
We present the second of two articles on the small volume-fraction limit of a nonlocal Cahn–Hilliard functional introduced to model microphase separation of diblock copolymers. After having established the results for the sharp-interface version of the functional [SIAM we consider here the full diffuse-interface functional and address the limit in which ε(More)
We investigate the minimization of Newton's functional for the problem of the body of minimal resistance with maximal height M > 0 [1] in the class of convex developable functions defined in a disc. This class is a natural candidate to find a (non-radial) minimizer in accordance with the results of [2]. We prove that the minimizer in this class has a(More)
We study the limit of high activation energy of a special Fokker–Planck equation known as the Kramers–Smoluchowski equation (KS). This equation governs the time evolution of the probability density of a particle performing a Brownian motion under the influence of a chemical potential H/ε. We choose H having two wells corresponding to two chemical states A(More)
We use a local energy method to study the spatial localization of the supports of the solutions of a reaction{ diiusion system with nonlinear diiusion and a general reaction term. We establish nite speed of propagation and the existence of waiting times under a set of weak assumptions on the structural form of the system. These assumptions allow for(More)
We consider analytical and numerical aspects of the phase diagram for microphase separation of diblock copolymers. Our approach is variational and is based upon a density functional theory which entails minimization of a nonlocal Cahn–Hilliard functional. Based upon two parameters which characterize the phase diagram, we give a preliminary analysis of the(More)
provided it is not made publicly available until 12 months after publication. Abstract: We study the connection between a system of many independent Brownian particles on one hand and the deterministic diffusion equation on the other. For a fixed time step h > 0, a large-deviations rate functional J h characterizes the behaviour of the particle system at t(More)
We study the minima of the functional R f (ru). The function f is not convex, the set is a domain in R 2 and the minimum is sought over all convex functions on with values in a given bounded interval. We prove that u is almost everywherèon the boundary of convexity', in the sense that there exists no open set on which u is both strictly convex and(More)
A hallmark of a plethora of intracellular signaling pathways is the spatial separation of activation and deactivation processes that potentially results in precipitous gradients of activated proteins. The classical metabolic control analysis (MCA), which quantifies the influence of an individual process on a system variable as the control coefficient,(More)