We study the initial value problem for the drift-diffusion model arising in semiconductor device simulation and plasma physics. We show that the corresponding stationary problem in the whole space ℝn admits a unique stationary solution in a general situation. Moreover, it is proved that when n ≥ 3, a unique solution to the initial value problem exists globally in time and converges to the corresponding stationary solution as time tends to infinity, provided that the amplitude of the stationary solution and the initial perturbation are suitably small. Also, we show the sharp decay estimate for the perturbation. The stability proof is based on the time weighted Lp energy method.
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||ESAIM - Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Control and Optimization
- Computational Mathematics