ITM Web of Conferences
Volume 5, 2015Workshop on Multiscale and Hybrid Modelling in Cell and Cell Population Biology
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||11 December 2015|
From Becker-Döring to Lifshitz-Slyozov: deriving the non-local boundary condition of a non-linear transport equation
1 PRC INRA UMR85, CNRS, UMR7247, Université François Rabelais, IFCE, F-37380 Nouzilly, France
2 DIMA, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
3 Departamento de Matemática, Universidad Federal de Campina Grande, PB, Brasil
a e-mail: corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
b Funded by CAPES/IMPA from Brazil.
We investigate the connection between two classical models of phase transition phenomena, the (discrete size, Markov chain or infinite set of ODE) Becker-Döring equations and the (continuous size, PDE) Lifshitz-Slyozov equation. Contrary to previous studies, we use a weak topology that includes the boundary of the state space, allowing us to rigorously derive a boundary value for the Lifshitz-Slyozov model. This boundary condition depends on a particular scaling and is the result of a separation of time scales.
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