On the symmetry of the ground states of nonlinear schrödinger equation with potential

Masaya Maeda

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Abstract

We investigate the minimizers of the energy functional ε(u) = 1/2 /ℝN|δu|2dx+ 1/2/ℝN V|u|2dx-1/P+1/ℝN b|u|p+1dx under the constraint of the L2-norm. We show that for the case L2-norm is small, the minimizer is unique and for the case L2-norm is large, the minimizer concentrate at the maximum point of 6 and decays exponentially. By this result, we can show that if V and 6 are radially symmetric but 6 does not attain its maximum at the origin, then the symmetry breaking occurs as the L2-norm increases. Further, we show that for the case 6 has several maximum points, the minimizer concentrates at a point which minimizes a function which is defined by b, V and the unique positive radial solution of -δPdbl; + Pdbl; -ℙp =0. For the case when V and b are radially symmetric, we show that if the minimizer concentrates at the origin, then the minimizer is radially symmetric. Further, we construct an energy functional such that the minimizer breaks its symmetry once but after that it recovers to be symmetric as the L2-norm increases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-925
Number of pages31
JournalAdvanced Nonlinear Studies
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Ground states
  • Nonlinear schrödinger equation
  • Symmetry breaking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematics(all)

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