Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

G. P. Leonardi - G. Vianello

Free-Boundary Monotonicity for Almost-Minimizers of the Relative Perimeter

created by vianello on 09 Jul 2024


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Inserted: 9 jul 2024
Last Updated: 9 jul 2024

Year: 2024

ArXiv: 2407.05039 PDF


Let $E \subset \Omega$ be a local almost-minimizer of the relative perimeter in the open set $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^{n}$. We prove a free-boundary monotonicity inequality for $E$ at a point $x\in \partial \Omega$, under a geometric property called ``visibility'', that $\Omega$ is required to satisfy in a neighborhood of $x$. Incidentally, the visibility property is satisfied by a considerably large class of Lipschitz and possibly non-smooth domains. Then, we prove the existence of the density of the relative perimeter of $E$ at $x$, as well as the fact that any blow-up of $E$ at $x$ is necessarily a perimeter-minimizing cone within the tangent cone to $\Omega$ at $x$.