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Layer Potential Techniques for the Narrow Escape Problem Habib Ammari
 

Summary: Layer Potential Techniques for the Narrow Escape Problem
Habib Ammari
Kostis Kalimeris
Hyeonbae Kang
Hyundae Lee
Abstract
The narrow escape problem consists of deriving the asymptotic expansion of the
solution of a drift-diffusion equation with the Dirichlet boundary condition on a small
absorbing part of the boundary and the Neumann boundary condition on the re-
maining reflecting boundaries. Using layer potential techniques, we rigorously find
high-order asymptotic expansions of such solutions. The asymptotic formula explic-
itly exhibit the nonlinear interaction of many small absorbing targets. Based on the
asymptotic theory for eigenvalue problems developed in [2], we also construct high-
order asymptotic formulas for the perturbation of eigenvalues of the Laplace and the
drifted Laplace operators for mixed boundary conditions on large and small pieces of
the boundary.
Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC2000): 35B40, 92B05
Keywords: narrow escape problem, mean sojourn time, drift-diffusion, asymptotic expansion, small hole,
mixed boundary value problem, clustered targets
1 Introduction

  

Source: Ammari, Habib - Centre de Mathématique Appliquées, École Polytechnique

 

Collections: Mathematics