Department of Mathematics, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 32000, Haifa, Israel; email@example.com
We study a variational problem which was introduced by Hannon, Marcus and Mizel [ESAIM: COCV 9 (2003) 145–149] to describe step-terraces on surfaces of so-called “unorthodox” crystals. We show that there is no nondegenerate intervals on which the absolute value of a minimizer is identically.
(Received October 28 2004)
(Revised June 26 2005)
(Online publication February 14 2007)
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