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November  2018, 17(6): 2239-2259. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2018107

## Multiplicity and concentration of positive solutions for fractional nonlinear Schrödinger equation

 1 School of Mathematics, Nanjing Normal University Taizhou College, Taizhou 225300, China 2 Jiangsu Key Laboratory for NSLSCS, School of Mathematical Sciences, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China

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Received  April 2017 Revised  September 2017 Published  June 2018

In this paper we consider the multiplicity and concentration behavior of positive solutions for the following fractional nonlinear Schrödinger equation
 \left\{ \begin{align} &{{\varepsilon }^{2s}}{{\left( -\Delta \right)}^{s}}u+V\left( x \right)u = f\left( u \right)\ \ \ \ \ \ x\in {{\mathbb{R}}^{N}}, \\ &u\in {{H}^{s}}\left( {{\mathbb{R}}^{N}} \right)\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ u\left( x \right)>0, \\ \end{align} \right.
where
 $\varepsilon$
is a positive parameter,
 $(-Δ)^{s}$
is the fractional Laplacian,
 $s ∈ (0,1)$
and
 $N> 2s$
. Suppose that the potential
 $V(x) ∈\mathcal{C}(\mathbb{R}^{N})$
satisfies
 $\text{inf}_{\mathbb{R}^{N}} V(x)>0$
, and there exist
 $k$
points
 $x^{j} ∈ \mathbb{R}^{N}$
such that for each
 $j = 1,···,k$
,
 $V(x^{j})$
are strict global minimum. When
 $f$
is subcritical, we prove that the problem has at least
 $k$
positive solutions for
 $\varepsilon>0$
small. Moreover, we establish the concentration property of the solutions as
 $\varepsilon$
tends to zero.
Citation: Xudong Shang, Jihui Zhang. Multiplicity and concentration of positive solutions for fractional nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Communications on Pure and Applied Analysis, 2018, 17 (6) : 2239-2259. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2018107
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