## Abstract

We consider the unbounded domain problems - Δ u + u = | u |^{p - 2} u in Ω, u > 0 in Ω, and u = 0 on ∂Ω, where Ω is an unbounded domain in R^{N}, 2 < p < 2^{*}, 2^{*} = frac(2 N, N - 2) for N > 2, and 2^{*} = ∞ for N = 2. The existence of a ground state solution to the problems is greatly affected by the shape of the domain. To determine the existence of the solutions in a general domain remains a challenge task. For the flat interior flask domain that consists a strip and a ball attached to the bottom of the strip, previous results have asserted the existence of a ground state solution when the diameter of the ball is greater than a positive constant. However, the existence of the solutions when the diameter of the ball equals to the width of the strip is still an important open question. This article resolves the open question partially by considering a variation of the flat interior flask domain, which is formed by attaching a stretched ball to the bottom of the strip.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1220-1237 |

Number of pages | 18 |

Journal | Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications |

Volume | 330 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 15 06 2007 |

## Keywords

- Lane-Emden equations
- Palais-Smale conditions
- Palais-Smale sequences
- Palais-Smale values
- Stretched interior flask domain
- Unbounded domain