*Submitted Paper*

**Inserted:** 22 sep 2022

**Last Updated:** 22 sep 2022

**Year:** 2022

**Abstract:**

In this paper, we establish a $C^{1,\alpha}$-regularity theorem for almost-minimizers of the functional $\mathcal{F}_{\varepsilon,\gamma}=P-\gamma P_{\varepsilon}$, where $\gamma\in(0,1)$ and $P_{\varepsilon}$ is a nonlocal energy converging to the perimeter as $\varepsilon$ vanishes.

Our theorem provides a criterion for $C^{1,\alpha}$-regularity at a point of the boundary which is *uniform* as the parameter $\varepsilon$ goes to $0$.

As a consequence we obtain that volume-constrained minimizers of $\mathcal{F}_{\varepsilon,\gamma}$ are balls for any $\varepsilon$ small enough. For small $\varepsilon$, this minimization problem corresponds to the large mass regime for a Gamow-type problem where the nonlocal repulsive term is given by an integrable kernel $G$ with sufficiently fast decay at infinity.

**Keywords:**
regularity, geometric variational problems, nonlocal perimeters, Nonlocal isoperimetric problems, Liquid drop model

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