    September  2014, 34(9): 3317-3339. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2014.34.3317

## A Liouville-type theorem for higher order elliptic systems

 1 Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, United States, United States, United States

Received  August 2013 Revised  December 2013 Published  March 2014

We prove there are no positive solutions to higher order elliptic system \begin{equation*} \left\{ \begin{array}{c} \left( -\Delta \right) ^{m}u=v^{p} \\ \left( -\Delta \right) ^{m}v=u^{q} \end{array} \text{ in }\mathbb{R}^{N}\right. \end{equation*} if $p\geq 1,$ $q\geq 1$, and $( p,q) \neq ( 1,1)$ satisfies $\frac{1}{p+1}+\frac{1}{q+1}>1-\frac{2m}{N}$ and $\max \left( \frac{2\left( p+1\right) }{pq-1},\frac{2\left( q+1\right) }{pq-1}\right) > \frac{N-2m-1}{m}.$ Moreover, if $N=2m+1$ or $N=2m+2,$ this system admits no positive solutions if $p\geq 1,$ $q\geq 1,$ $\left( p,q\right) \neq \left( 1,1\right)$ satisfies $\frac{1}{p+1}+\frac{1}{q+1}>1-\frac{2m}{N}.$
Citation: Frank Arthur, Xiaodong Yan, Mingfeng Zhao. A Liouville-type theorem for higher order elliptic systems. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2014, 34 (9) : 3317-3339. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2014.34.3317
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