Recent work on a description of zero-range-processes as entropy-driven gradient-flows is presented. Special emphasis is layed on how this can be exploited for numerically finding the corresponding thermodynamic metric of the process.
Variational problems with linear growth arise naturally in the Calcu- lus of Variations from the study of singular perturbation problems associated to a large number of physical and mathematical applications. These problems must be posed over the class of functions of bounded variation, and their analysis is signifi- cantly more involved than that which is… Read More »
We study a model for transition layers, called Nel walls, in thin films of ferromagnetic materials. The magnetisation is represented by a map from a line to the unit circle in this model, and there is an energy functional consisting of an Allen-Cahn type term and a nonlocal term penalising a fractional Sobolev norm of… Read More »