• Bistable elliptic equations with fractional diffusion
  • Cinti, Eleonora <1982>


  • MAT/05 Analisi matematica


  • This work concerns the study of bounded solutions to elliptic nonlinear equations with fractional diffusion. More precisely, the aim of this thesis is to investigate some open questions related to a conjecture of De Giorgi about the one-dimensional symmetry of bounded monotone solutions in all space, at least up to dimension 8. This property on 1-D symmetry of monotone solutions for fractional equations was known in dimension n=2. The question remained open for n>2. In this work we establish new sharp energy estimates and one-dimensional symmetry property in dimension 3 for certain solutions of fractional equations. Moreover we study a particular type of solutions, called saddle-shaped solutions, which are the candidates to be global minimizers not one-dimensional in dimensions bigger or equal than 8. This is an open problem and it is expected to be true from the classical theory of minimal surfaces.


  • 2010-07-05


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


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Cinti, Eleonora (2010) Bistable elliptic equations with fractional diffusion, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Matematica , 22 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/3073.