Phase transitions are common phenomena which occur in many fields of material sciences. Models of phase transitions in diverse physical systems often lead to ill-posed mathematical problems whose solutions are characterized by oscillations, bifurcations and singularities. Random fluctuations and stochastic events also play an important role in determining the nature of the solutions.
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Kaushik Bhattacharya, Dmitry Ioffe, Stephan Luckhaus, Felix Otto, Phase Transitions. Oberwolfach Rep. 7 (2010), no. 2, pp. 1431–1484DOI 10.4171/OWR/2010/24