Conditionally integrable nonlinear diffusion with diffusivity 1/u Academic Article uri icon


  • An explicit mapping is given from the space of general complex meromorphic functions to a space of special time-dependent solutions of the 1 + 2-dimensional nonlinear diffusion equation with diffusivity depending on concentration as D = 1 / u. These solutions have constant-flux boundary conditions. Some simple examples are constructed, including that of a line source enclosed by a cylindrical barrier. This has direct application to electron diffusion in a laser-heated plasma.

publication date

  • 2019