Coupling surface diffusion and mean curvature motion
A. Novick-Cohen (Technion IIT)
Mean curvature motion as well as surface diffusion constitute
geometric interfacial motions which have received considerable
attention. However in many applications a complex combination of
coupled surfaces appear whose evolution may be described by coupling
these two types of motion. In my lecture, a variety of physical
problems will be described which may be reasonably modeled by such
motions. While some these problems appear to require an anisotropic
formulation, often an isotropic formulation is helpful to consider.
A panoply of analytic and numerical results will be presented,
in addition to some supporting experimental evidence.