Inserted: 25 mar 2015
Last Updated: 2 aug 2015
Journal: Archive of Rational Mechanics and Analysis
The goal of this paper is to solve a long standing open problem, namely, the asymptotic development of order $2$ by $\Gamma$-convergence of the mass-constrained Cahn-Hilliard functional. This is achieved by introducing a novel rearrangement technique, which works without Dirichlet boundary conditions.