This paper is concerned with well-posedness of the Cahn–Hilliard equation subject to a class of new dynamic boundary conditions. The system was recently derived in Liu–Wu (Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal. 233 (2019), 167–247) via an energetic variational approach and it naturally fulfils three physical constraints such as mass conservation, energy dissipation and force balance. The target problem examined in this paper can be viewed as a transmission problem that consists of Cahn–Hilliard type equations both in the bulk and on the boundary. In our approach, we are able to deal with a general class of potentials with double-well structure, including the physically relevant logarithmic potential and the non-smooth double-obstacle potential. Existence, uniqueness and continuous dependence of global weak solutions are established. The proof is based on a novel time-discretization scheme for the approximation of the continuous problem. Besides, a regularity result is shown with the aim of obtaining a strong solution to the system.
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