July  2010, 9(4): 1011-1023. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2010.9.1011

Solutions for singular quasilinear Schrödinger equations with one parameter

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Departamento de Matemática–Universidade Federal da Paraíba, 58051-900, João Pessoa–PB, Brazil

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, Canada

Received  June 2009 Revised  December 2009 Published  April 2010

We establish the existence of positive bound state solutions for the singular quasilinear Schrödinger equation

$i\frac{\partial \psi}{\partial t}=- \Delta \psi+\psi + \bar{\omega} (|\psi |^2)\psi- \lambda \rho(|\psi|^2)\psi-\kappa\Delta \rho(|\psi|^2)\rho'(|\psi|^2)\psi, x \in \Omega,$

where $\bar{\omega} (\tau^2) \tau \rightarrow +\infty$ as $\tau \rightarrow 0$ and, $\lambda>0$ is a parameter and $\Omega$ is a ball in $\mathcal{R}^N$. This problem is studied in connection with the following quasilinear eigenvalue problem

$-\Delta \Psi-\kappa\Delta \rho(|\Psi|^2)\rho'(|\Psi|^2)\Psi =\lambda_1 \rho(|\Psi|^2)\Psi, x \in \Omega,$

Indeed, we establish the existence of solutions for the above Schrödinger equation when $\lambda$ belongs to a certain neighborhood of the first eigenvalue $\lambda_1$ of the above eigenvalue problem. The main feature of this paper is that the nonlinearity $ \bar{\omega} ( |\psi |^2)\psi$ is unbounded around the origin and also the presence of the second order nonlinear term. Our analysis shows the importance of the role played by the parameter $\lambda$ combined with the nonlinear nonhomogeneous term $-\Delta \rho(|\psi|^2)\rho'(|\psi|^2)\psi$. The proofs are based on various techniques related to variational methods and implicit function theorem.

Citation: João Marcos do Ó, Abbas Moameni. Solutions for singular quasilinear Schrödinger equations with one parameter. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2010, 9 (4) : 1011-1023. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2010.9.1011
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