Inserted: 11 apr 2017
Last Updated: 20 jun 2017
We study a nonlocal perimeter functional inspired by the Minkowski content, whose main feature is that it interpolates between the classical perimeter and the volume functional. This problem is related by a generalized coarea formula to a Dirichlet energy functional in which the energy density is the local oscillation of a function.
These two nonlocal functionals arise in concrete applications, since the nonlocal character of the problems and the different behavior of the energy at different scales allow the preservation of details and irregularities of the image in the process of removing white noises, thus improving the quality of the image without losing relevant features.
In this paper, we provide a series of results concerning existence, rigidity and classication of minimizers, compactness results, isoperimetric inequalities, Poincaré-Wirtinger inequalities and density estimates. Furthermore, we provide the construction of planelike minimizers for this generalized perimeter under a small and periodic volume perturbation.