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Title: A gradient structure for systems coupling reaction-diffusion effects in bulk and interfaces
Authors: Glitzky, AnnegretMielke, Alexander
Issue Date: 2011
Published in: Preprint / Weierstraß-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik , Volume 1603, ISSN 0946-8633
Publisher: Berlin : Weierstraß-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik
Abstract: We derive gradient-flow formulations for systems describing drift-diffusion processes of a finite number of species which undergo mass-action type reversible reactions. Our investigations cover heterostructures, where material parameter may depend in a nonsmooth way on the space variable. The main results concern a gradient flow formulation for electro-reaction-diffusion systems with active interfaces permitting drift-diffusion processes and reactions of species living on the interface and transfer mechanisms allowing bulk species to jump into an interface or to pass through interfaces. The gradient flows are formulated in terms of two functionals: the free energy and the dissipation potential. Both functionals consist of a bulk and an interface integral. The interface integrals determine the interface dynamics as well as the self-consistent coupling to the model in the bulk. The advantage of the gradient structure is that it automatically generates thermodynamically consistent models.
Keywords: Gradient-flow evolution; electro-reaction-diffusion systems; interface kinetics; reversible mass action type reactions; free energy functional
DDC: 510
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