Dissipativity and Gevrey regularity of a Smoluchowski equation

Peter Constantin, Edriss S. Titi, Jesenko Vukadinovic

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We investigate a Smoluchowski equation (a nonlinear Fokker-Planck equation on the unit sphere), which arises in modeling of colloidal suspensions. We prove the dissipativity of the equation in 2D and 3D, in certain Gevrey classes of analytic functions. Indiana University Mathematics Journal

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)949-969
Number of pages21
JournalIndiana University Mathematics Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics


  • Dissipativity
  • Maier-Saupe potential
  • Nonlinear Fokker-Planck equations
  • Smoluchowski equations


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