Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

D. Bartolucci - A. Jevnikar

On the global bifurcation diagram of the Gel'fand problem

created by jevnikar on 20 Jan 2019
modified on 15 Sep 2020


Accepted Paper

Inserted: 20 jan 2019
Last Updated: 15 sep 2020

Journal: Anal. PDE
Year: 2020


For domains of first kind [7,13] we describe the qualitative behavior of the global bifurcation diagram of the unbounded branch of solutions of the Gel'fand problem crossing the origin. At least to our knowledge this is the first result about the exact monotonicity of the branch of non-minimal solutions which is not just concerned with radial solutions [28] or with symmetric domains [23]. Toward our goal we parametrize the branch not by the $L^{\infty}(\Omega)$-norm of the solutions but by the energy of the associated mean field problem. The proof relies on a carefully modified spectral analysis of mean field type equations.

Keywords: Mean field equation, Global bifurcation, Gelfand problem