Publications in Scientific Journals:

S. Hittmeir, A. Jüngel:
"Cross-diffusion preventing blow-up in the two-dimensional Keller-Segel model";
SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, 43 (2011), 997 - 1022.

English abstract:
A (Patlak-)Keller-Segel model in two space dimensions with an additional crossdiffusion
term in the equation for the chemical signal is analyzed. The main feature of this model
is that there exists a new entropy functional, yielding gradient estimates for the cell density and
chemical substance. This allows one to prove, for arbitrarily small cross diffusion, the global existence
of weak solutions to the parabolic-parabolic model as well as the global existence of bounded weak
solutions to the parabolic-elliptic model, thus preventing blow-up of the cell density. Furthermore,
the long-time decay of the solutions to the parabolic-elliptic model is shown and finite-element
simulations are presented illustrating the influence of the regularizing cross-diffusion term.

German abstract:
Siehe englisches Abstract.

Keller-Segel equations; cross-diffusion; global existence of solutions

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