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Nonradial positive solutions for a biharmonic critical growth problem

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  • We investigate the existence of nonradial positive solutions for a critical semilinear biharmonic problem defined on a unit ball. The solution is obtained as a minimizer of the quotient functional associated to the problem restricted to appropriate subspaces of $H^2\cap H^1_0$ invariant for the action of a subgroup of $O(N)$. By making use of more careful estimates and some new arguments, we extend Serra's result in [41] to the biharmonic case.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 35J35, 35B33; Secondary: 35J60.


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