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Part transition phenomena come up in numerous suitable genuine global events, similar to melting and freezing in a solid–liquid process, evaporation, solid–solid part transitions match reminiscence alloys, combustion, crystal progress, harm in elastic fabrics, glass formation, section transitions in polymers, and plasticity. the sensible curiosity of such phenomenology is clear and has deeply inspired the technological improvement of our society, stimulating extreme mathematical examine during this quarter. This booklet analyzes and approximates a few versions and similar partial differential equation difficulties that contain section transitions in numerous contexts and contain dissipation results.

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The substance does not re-melt after solidification. Of course, if do not impose such a constraint on -£, the usual reversible evolution is addressed. Our choices for the constitutive laws for B and H are provided by ~<* + a ( » ) ' =

In an intermediate situation, the absolute temperature converges to the critical phase transition temperature, while we cannot conclude that the whole trajectory of the phase parameter x(^) converges to some limit point. Indeed, in this situation we can only state that possible limit points of x(t) a r e functions Xoo £ [0,1], satisfying with JQ Xoo = m+CQ — \fl\ log 9C. 4. The existence and uniqueness result We do not enter the details of the proofs of Theorem 4, for which we directly refer to [6].

E. in fi, (95) and Uoo = | f i r 1 ( m + c0) (96) follows via (86), so that the implication (b) is proved. Conversely, assuming (94) yields (95), hence (96). Thus, in this case (94) actually corresponds to | f t | l o g 0 c > ( m + co). (97) In particular, we have if |ft|log0 c < (m + c0) then Uoo > log0 c . e. if m + co > |fl|log# c > m + c0 — |fi| necessarily we have Moo = log0 c , and by (86) Jn Xoo = rn + Co - \Cl\ log0 c . This concludes the proof of Theorem 6. Phase transitions and entropy equation: long-time behaviour of solutions 41 Acknowledgments T h e author would like to t h a n k the referee for his/her detailed remarks, which surely contributed to improve the final version of the paper.

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