American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

January  2008, 7(1): 89-105. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2008.7.89

Soliton solutions for quasilinear Schrödinger equations involving supercritical exponent in $\mathbb R^N$

 1 Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Received  September 2006 Revised  May 2007 Published  October 2007

We study the existence of positive solutions to the quasilinear elliptic problem

$-\epsilon \Delta u+V(x)u-\epsilon k(\Delta(|u|^2))u=g(u), \quad u>0,x \in \mathbb R^N,$

where g has superlinear growth at infinity without any restriction from above on its growth. Mountain pass in a suitable Orlicz space is employed to establish this result. These equations contain strongly singular nonlinearities which include derivatives of the second order which make the situation more complicated. Such equations arise when one seeks for standing wave solutions for the corresponding quasilinear Schrödinger equations. Schrödinger equations of this type have been studied as models of several physical phenomena. The nonlinearity here corresponds to the superfluid film equation in plasma physics.

Citation: Abbas Moameni. Soliton solutions for quasilinear Schrödinger equations involving supercritical exponent in $\mathbb R^N$. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2008, 7 (1) : 89-105. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2008.7.89
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