Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 53, Issue 5–6, pp 1179–1206 | Cite as

Derivation of a hydrodynamic equation for Ginzburg-Landau models in an external field

  • József Fritz
  • Christian Maes


The lattice approximation to a time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau equation is investigated in the presence of a small external field. The evolution law conserves the spin, but is not reversible. A nonlinear diffusion equation of divergence type is obtained in the hydrodynamic limit. The proof extends to certain stochastically perturbed Hamiltonian systems.

Key words

Ginzburg-Landau models hydrodynamic limit perturbation of parabolic equations interpolation and singular integrals 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • József Fritz
    • 1
  • Christian Maes
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and PhysicsRutgers UniversityNew Brunswick
  2. 2.Instituut voor Theoretische FysikaAspirant NFWOK.U. LeuvenBelgium

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