Random attractor for the 2D stochastic nematic liquid crystals flows
Communications on Pure and Applied Analysis
We consider the long-time behavior for stochastic 2D nematic liquid crystals flows with the velocity field perturbed by an additive noise. The presence of the noises destroys the basic balance law of the nematic liquid crystals flows, so we can not follow the standard argument to obtain uniform a priori estimates for the stochastic flow even in the weak solution space under non-periodic boundary conditions. To overcome the difficulty we use a new technique some kind of logarithmic energy
... es to obtain the uniform estimates which improve the previous result for the orientation field that grows exponentially w.r.t.time t. Considering the existence of random attractor, the common method is to derive uniform a priori estimates in functional space which is more regular than the solution space. We can follow the common method to prove the existence of random attractor in the weak solution space. However, if we consider the existence of random attractor in the strong solution space, it is very difficult and very complicated for such highly nonlinear stochastic system with no basic balance law and non-periodic boundary conditions. Here, we use a compactness arguments of the stochastic flow and regularity of the solutions to the stochastic model to obtain the existence of the random attractor in the strong solution space, which implies the support of the invariant measure lies in a more regular space. As far as we know, it is the first article to attack the long-time behavior of stochastic nematic liquid crystals. 2000 Mathematics Subject Classification. Primary: 60H15; Secondary: 35Q35.