## Abstract

We investigate the minimizers of the energy functional ε(u) = 1/2 /ℝN|δu|^{2}dx+ 1/2/ℝN V|u|^{2}dx-1/P+1/ℝN b|u|p+1dx under the constraint of the L^{2}-norm. We show that for the case L^{2}-norm is small, the minimizer is unique and for the case L^{2}-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 L^{2}-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; -ℙ^{p} =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 L^{2}-norm increases.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 895-925 |

Number of pages | 31 |

Journal | Advanced Nonlinear Studies |

Volume | 10 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2010 |

## Keywords

- Ground states
- Nonlinear schrödinger equation
- Symmetry breaking

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematics(all)