Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory
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On minimizers of an anisotropic liquid drop model

created by topaloglu1 on 04 Jan 2020



Inserted: 4 jan 2020

Year: 2019

ArXiv: 1912.09495 PDF


We consider a variant of Gamow's liquid drop model with an anisotropic surface energy. Under suitable regularity and ellipticity assumptions on the surface tension, Wulff shapes are minimizers in this problem if and only if the surface energy is isotropic. We show that for smooth anisotropies, in the small nonlocality regime, minimizers converge to the Wulff shape in $C^1$-norm and quantify the rate of convergence. We also obtain a quantitative extension of the energy of any minimizer around the energy of a Wulff shape yielding a geometric stability result. For certain crystalline surface tensions we can determine the global minimizer and obtain its exact energy expansion in terms of the nonlocality paramater.

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