Inserted: 4 sep 2017
Last Updated: 29 aug 2018
Journal: Ann. Mat. Pura Appl.
We construct two minimal Cheeger sets in the Euclidean plane, i.e. unique minimizers of the ratio "perimeter over area" among their own measurable subsets. The first one gives a counterexample to the so-called weak regularity property of Cheeger sets, as its perimeter does not coincide with the $1$-dimensional Hausdorff measure of its topological boundary. The second one is a kind of porous set, whose boundary is not locally a graph at many of its points, yet it is a weakly regular open set admitting a unique (up to vertical translations) non-parametric solution to the prescribed mean curvature equation, in the extremal case corresponding to the capillarity for perfectly wetting fluids in zero gravity.
Keywords: Cheeger problem, minimal Cheeger set, weak regularity, capillarity