a1 University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia France Institute, Sec. 14, Jln Teras Jernang, 43650 Bdr Baru Bangi, Selangor D.E., Malaysia
We consider some generalisations of the Cahn—Hilliard equation based on constitutive equations derived by M. Gurtin in (1996) with a logarithmic free energy. Compared to the classical Cahn—Hilliard equation (see [4, 5]), these models take into account the work of internal microforces and the anisotropy of the material. We obtain the existence and uniqueness of solutions results and then prove the existence of finite dimensional attractors.
(Received May 07 2003)