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A Concentration Phenomenon for Semilinear Elliptic Equations

  • Nils AckermannEmail author
  • Andrzej Szulkin


For a domain \({\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^{N}}\) we consider the equation
$$-\Delta{u} + V(x)u = Q_n(x)|{u}|^{p-2}u$$
with zero Dirichlet boundary conditions and \({p\in(2, 2^*)}\). Here \({V \geqq 0}\) and Q n are bounded functions that are positive in a region contained in \({\Omega}\) and negative outside, and such that the sets {Q n  > 0} shrink to a point \({x_0 \in \Omega}\) as \({n \to \infty}\). We show that if u n is a nontrivial solution corresponding to Q n , then the sequence (u n ) concentrates at x 0 with respect to the H 1 and certain L q -norms. We also show that if the sets {Q n  > 0} shrink to two points and u n are ground state solutions, then they concentrate at one of these points.


Soliton Nontrivial Solution Dielectric Response Kerr Nonlinearity Ground State Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de MatemáticasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior, C.U.MexicoMexico
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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