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Global Existence and Extinction of Weak Solutions to a Class of Semiconductor Equations with Fast Diffusion Terms

Journal of Inequalities and Applications20082008:961045

  • Received: 2 March 2008
  • Accepted: 13 August 2008
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We consider the transient drift-diffusion model with fast diffusion terms. This problem is not only degenerate but also singular. We first present existence result for general nonlinear diffusivities for the Dirichlet-Neumann mixed boundary value problem. Then, the extinction phenomenon of weak solutions for the homogeneous Dirichlet boundary problem is studied. Sufficient conditions on the extinction and decay estimates of solutions are obtained by using -integral model estimate method.


  • Weak Solution
  • Global Existence
  • Diffusion Term
  • Full Article
  • Fast Diffusion

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Information and Computing Sciences, College of Mathematics and Physics, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China


© BinWu. 2008

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