# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

March  2010, 9(2): 281-306. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2010.9.281

## Existence and concentration of solitary waves for a class of quasilinear Schrödinger equations

 1 Dipartimento di Matematica "F. Enriques", Università degli Studi di Milano, Via C. Saldini 50, 20133 Milano, Italy 2 Departamento de Matemática, Universidade Fededral da Paraíba, 58059-900, João Pessoa-PB, Brazil 3 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen’s University Jeffery Hall, University Ave. Kingston, ON Canada, K7L 3N6, Canada

Received  January 2009 Revised  August 2009 Published  December 2009

In this paper we prove the existence and qualitative properties of positive bound state solutions for a class of quasilinear Schrödinger equations in dimension $N\ge 3$: we investigate the case of unbounded potentials which can not be covered in a standard function space setting. This leads us to use a nonstandard penalization technique, in a borderline Orlicz space framework, which enable us to build up a one parameter family of classical solutions which have finite energy and exhibit, as the parameter goes to zero, a concentrating behavior around some point which is localized.
Citation: Daniele Cassani, João Marcos do Ó, Abbas Moameni. Existence and concentration of solitary waves for a class of quasilinear Schrödinger equations. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2010, 9 (2) : 281-306. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2010.9.281
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