Regularity of Expanding Front and
Its Application to Solidification/Liquidation
in Undercooled Liquid/Superheated Solid

Xinfu Chen
University of Pittsburgh

Abstract: This paper proves that fronts of expanding domains with H\"older continuous speeds are contained in finite unions of Lipschitz graphs. As an application, the global in time existence of a solution to a free boundary problem modelling solidification in undercooled liquid or liquidation in superheated solid is established; here the propagation speed of the liquid/solid interface is assumed to be a known positive smooth function of the temperature, known as a kinetic undercooling/superheating effect.