We consider dynamics of phase boundaries in a bistable one-dimensional lattice with harmonic long-range interactions. Using Fourier transform and Wiener-Hopf technique, we construct traveling wave solutions that represent both subsonic phase boundaries (kinks) and intersonic ones (shocks). We derive the kinetic relation for kinks that provides a needed closure for the continuum theory. We show that the different structure of the roots of the dispersion relation in the case of shocks introduces an additional free parameter in these solutions, which thus do not require a kinetic relation on the macroscopic level. The case of ferromagnetic second-neighbor interactions is analyzed in detail. We show that the model parameters have a significant effect on the existence, structure and stability of the traveling waves, as well as their behavior near the sonic limit. Keywords: martensitic phase transitions, lattice models, lattice waves, shock waves, nonlocal interactions, driving force, kinetic relation.
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