*Preprint*

**Inserted:** 8 apr 2020

**Year:** 2020

**Abstract:**

In this manuscript two $BMO$ estimates are obtained, one for Linear Elasticity and one for Nonlinear Elasticity. It is first shown that the $BMO$-seminorm of the gradient of a vector-valued mapping is bounded above by a constant times the $BMO$-seminorm of the symmetric part of its gradient, that is, a Korn inequality in $BMO$. The uniqueness of equilibrium for a finite deformation whose principal stresses are everywhere nonnegative is then considered. It is shown that when the second variation of the energy, when considered as a function of the strain, is uniformly positive definite at such an equilibrium solution, then there is a $BMO$-neighborhood in strain space where there are no other equilibrium solutions.