Inserted: 4 sep 2017
Last Updated: 15 feb 2020
Journal: Ann. Mat. Pura Appl. (4)
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