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CNA Seminar/Colloquium/Joint Pitt-CNA Colloquium
Massimiliano Morini
Universita' di Parma
Title: Motion of elastic thin films by anisotropic surface diffusion with curvature regularizatio

Abstract: Short time existence, uniqueness, and regularity for a surface diffusion evolution equation with curvature regularization are proved in the context of epitaxially strained two-dimensional films. This is achieved by using the $H^{-1}$-gradient flow structure of the evolution law, via De Giorgi's minimizing movements.

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 7218
Submitted by:  David Kinderlehrer