We consider the traveling wave problem for the one dimensional Keller-Segel system with a birth term of either a Fisher/KPP type or with a truncation for small population densities. We prove that there exists a solution under some stability conditions on the coefficients which enforce an upper bound on the solution and estimates. Solutions in the KPP case are built as a limit of traveling waves for the truncated birth rates (similar to ignition temperature in combustion theory).
We also discuss some general bounds and long time convergence for the solution of the Cauchy problem and in particular linear and nonlinear stability of the non-zero steady state.
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Lenya Ryzhik, Benoît Perthame, Gregoire Nadin, Traveling waves for the Keller–Segel system with Fisher birth terms. Interfaces Free Bound. 10 (2008), no. 4, pp. 517–538DOI 10.4171/IFB/200