# Reaction-diffusion on a time-dependent interval: refining the notion of 'critical length'

@inproceedings{Allwright2021ReactiondiffusionOA, title={Reaction-diffusion on a time-dependent interval: refining the notion of 'critical length'}, author={Jane Allwright}, year={2021} }

A reaction-diffusion equation is studied in a time-dependent interval whose length varies with time. The reaction term is either linear or of KPP type. On a fixed interval, it is well-known that if the length is less than a certain critical value then the solution tends to zero. When the domain length may vary with time, we prove conditions under which the solution does and does not converge to zero in long time. We show that, even with the length always strictly less than the ‘critical length…

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