, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 911–933

Reflexive cones


  • E. Casini
    • Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta TecnologiaUniversità dell’Insubria
  • E. Miglierina
    • Dipartimento di Discipline Matematiche, Finanza Matematica ed EconometriaUniversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
    • Department of MathematicsNational Technical University of Athens
  • F. Xanthos
    • Department of MathematicsNational Technical University of Athens

DOI: 10.1007/s11117-012-0212-6

Cite this article as:
Casini, E., Miglierina, E., Polyrakis, I.A. et al. Positivity (2013) 17: 911. doi:10.1007/s11117-012-0212-6


Reflexive cones in Banach spaces are cones with weakly compact intersection with the unit ball. In this paper we study the structure of this class of cones. We investigate the relations between the notion of reflexive cones and the properties of their bases. This allows us to prove a characterization of reflexive cones in term of the absence of a subcone isomorphic to the positive cone of \(\ell _{1}\). Moreover, the properties of some specific classes of reflexive cones are investigated. Namely, we consider the reflexive cones such that the intersection with the unit ball is norm compact, those generated by a Schauder basis and the reflexive cones regarded as ordering cones in Banach spaces. Finally, it is worth to point out that a characterization of reflexive spaces and also of the spaces with the Schur property by the properties of reflexive cones is given.


ConesBase for a coneVector latticesOrdered Banach spacesGeometry of conesWeakly compact setsReflexivityPositive Schauder bases

Mathematics Subject Classification (2010)


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