, Volume 165, Issue 4, pp 295-316

Standing Waves with a Critical Frequency for Nonlinear Schrödinger Equations

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Abstract

 This paper is concerned with the existence and qualitative property of standing wave solutions for the nonlinear Schrödinger equation with E being a critical frequency in the sense that . We show that there exists a standing wave which is trapped in a neighbourhood of isolated minimum points of V and whose amplitude goes to 0 as . Moreover, depending upon the local behaviour of the potential function V(x) near the minimum points, the limiting profile of the standing-wave solutions will be shown to exhibit quite different characteristic features. This is in striking contrast with the non-critical frequency case which has been extensively studied in recent years.

(Accepted May 24, 2002) Published online November 12, 2002
Communicated by P. RABINOWITZ