Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

A. Cesaroni - I. FragalĂ  - M. Novaga

Lattice tilings minimizing nonlocal perimeters

created by cesaroni on 03 Oct 2023
modified by novaga on 30 Jun 2024


Accepted Paper

Inserted: 3 oct 2023
Last Updated: 30 jun 2024

Journal: Comm. Contemp. Math.
Year: 2023

ArXiv: 2310.01054 PDF


We prove the existence of periodic tessellations of $\mathbb{R}^N$ minimizing a general nonlocal perimeter functional, defined as the interaction between a set and its complement through a nonnegative kernel, which we assume to be either integrable at the origin, or singular, with a fractional type singularity. We reformulate the optimal partition problem as an isoperimetric problem among fundamental domains associated with discrete subgroups of $\mathbb{R}^N$, and we provide the existence of a solution by using suitable concentrated compactness type arguments and compactness results for lattices. Finally, we discuss the possible optimality of the hexagonal tessellation in the planar case.