    August  2015, 35(8): 3393-3415. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3393

## Multi-bump solutions for Schrödinger equation involving critical growth and potential wells

 1 Department of Mathematics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084 2 School of Mathematical Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Laboratory of Mathematics and Complex Systems, Ministry of Education, Beijing 100875

Received  October 2014 Revised  December 2014 Published  February 2015

In this paper, we consider the following Schrödinger equation with critical growth $$-\Delta u+(\lambda a(x)-\delta)u=|u|^{2^*-2}u \quad \hbox{ in } \mathbb{R}^N,$$ where $N\geq 5$, $2^*$ is the critical Sobolev exponent, $\delta>0$ is a constant, $a(x)\geq 0$ and its zero set is not empty. We will show that if the zero set of $a(x)$ has several isolated connected components $\Omega_1,\cdots,\Omega_k$ such that the interior of $\Omega_i (i=1, 2, ..., k)$ is not empty and $\partial\Omega_i (i=1, 2, ..., k)$ is smooth, then for any non-empty subset $J\subset \{1,2,\cdots,k\}$ and $\lambda$ sufficiently large, the equation admits a solution which is trapped in a neighborhood of $\bigcup_{j\in J}\Omega_j$. Our strategy to obtain the main results is as follows: By using local mountain pass method combining with penalization of the nonlinearities, we first prove the existence of single-bump solutions which are trapped in the neighborhood of only one isolated component of zero set. Then we construct the multi-bump solution by summing these one-bump solutions as the first approximation solution. The real solution will be obtained by delicate estimates of the error term, this last step is done by using Contraction Image Principle.
Citation: Yuxia Guo, Zhongwei Tang. Multi-bump solutions for Schrödinger equation involving critical growth and potential wells. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2015, 35 (8) : 3393-3415. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3393
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