## Abstract

The logarithmic fourth-order equation ∂_{tu} +1/2 ∑_{i,j=1}^{d} ∂_{ij}^{2} (u∂_{ij}^{2} log u) = 0, called the Derrida-Lebowitz-Speer- Spohn equation, with periodic boundary conditions is analyzed. The global-in-time existence of weak nonnegative solutions in space dimensions d ≤ 3 is shown. Furthermore, a family of entropy-entropy dissipation inequalities is derived in arbitrary space dimensions, and rates of the exponential decay of the weak solutions to the homogeneous steady state are estimated. The proofs are based on the algorithmic entropy construction method developed by the authors and on an exponential variable transformation. Finally, an example for nonuniqueness of the solution is provided.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1996-2015 |

Number of pages | 20 |

Journal | SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis |

Volume | 39 |

Issue number | 6 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 2008 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Decay rates
- Entropy-entropy dissipation method
- Existence of weak solutions
- Logarithmic fourth-order equation
- Long-time behavior of solutions
- Nonuniqueness of solutions