# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

August  2013, 33(8): 3473-3496. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2013.33.3473

## Geometric inequalities and symmetry results for elliptic systems

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Received  July 2012 Revised  September 2012 Published  January 2013

We obtain some Poincaré type formulas, that we use, together with the level set analysis, to detect the one-dimensional symmetry of monotone and stable solutions of possibly degenerate elliptic systems of the form \begin{eqnarray*} \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} div\left( a\left( |\nabla u|\right) \nabla u\right) = F_1(u, v), \\ div\left( b\left( |\nabla v|\right) \nabla v\right) = F_2(u, v), \end{array} \right. \end{eqnarray*} where $F ∈ C^{1,1}_{loc}(\mathbb{R}^2)$.
Our setting is very general, and it comprises, as a particular case, a conjecture of De Giorgi for phase separations in $\mathbb{R}^2$.
Citation: Serena Dipierro. Geometric inequalities and symmetry results for elliptic systems. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2013, 33 (8) : 3473-3496. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2013.33.3473
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