## Multiplicity and concentration results for local and fractional NLS equations with critical growth

created by gallo on 10 May 2022
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Inserted: 10 may 2022
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Goal of this paper is to study positive semiclassical solutions of the nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation $$\varepsilon{2s}(- \Delta)s u+ V(x) u= f(u), \quad x \in \mathbb{R}N,$$ where $s \in (0,1)$, $N \geq 2$, $V \in C(\mathbb{R}^N,\mathbb{R})$ is a positive potential and $f$ is assumed critical and satisfying general Berestycki-Lions type conditions. We obtain existence and multiplicity for $\varepsilon>0$ small, where the number of solutions is related to the cup-length of a set of local minima of $V$. Furthermore, these solutions are proved to concentrate in the potential well, exhibiting a polynomial decay. We highlight that these results are new also in the limiting local setting $s=1$ and $N\geq 3$, with an exponential decay of the solutions.