Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

E. Serra - L. Tentarelli

Bound states of the NLS equation on metric graphs with localized nonlinearities

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Last Updated: 7 jul 2022

Journal: J. Differential Equations
Volume: 260
Number: 7
Pages: 5627-5644
Year: 2016
Doi: 10.1016/j.jde.2015.12.030

ArXiv: 1506.05707 PDF


We investigate the existence of multiple bound states of prescribed mass for the nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation on a noncompact metric graph. The main feature is that the nonlinearity is localized only in a compact part of the graph. Our main result states that for every integer k, the equation possesses at least k solutions of prescribed mass, provided that the mass is large enough. These solutions arise as constrained critical points of the NLS energy functional. Estimates for the energy of the solutions are also established.