On a variational problem arising in crystallography
Department of Mathematics, Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology, 32000, Haifa, Israel; email@example.com
Revised: 26 June 2005
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.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 49J99 / 74E15
Key words: Minimizer / surfaces of crystals / unorthodox crystal / variational problem.
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