Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 275, Issue 3, pp 861–872 | Cite as

The Beale-Kato-Majda Criterion for the 3D Magneto-Hydrodynamics Equations

  • Qionglei Chen
  • Changxing MiaoEmail author
  • Zhifei Zhang


We study the blow-up criterion of smooth solutions to the 3D MHD equations. By means of the Littlewood-Paley decomposition, we prove a Beale-Kato-Majda type blow-up criterion of smooth solutions via the vorticity of velocity only, namely
$$\sup_{j\in\mathbb{Z}}\int_0^T\|\Delta_j(\nabla\times u)\|_\infty dt,$$
where Δ j is the frequency localization operator in the Littlewood-Paley decomposition.


Vorticity Smooth Solution Besov Space Regularity Criterion Logarithmic Sobolev Inequality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Applied Physics and Computational MathematicsBeijingP. R. China
  2. 2.School of Mathematical SciencePeking UniversityBeijingP. R. China

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