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Open Access Research Article

Existence Result for a Class of Nonlinear Elliptic Systems on Punctured Unbounded Domains

Fabrice Colin

Author Affiliations

Mathematics and Computer Science, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada, P3E 2C6

Boundary Value Problems 2010, 2010:175409  doi:10.1155/2010/175409

Published: 10 February 2010


We establish the existence of a nontrivial solution for systems with an arbitrary number of coupled Poisson equations with critical growth in punctured unbounded domains. The proof depends on a generalized linking theorem due to Krysewski and Szulkin, and on a concentration-compactness argument, proved by Frigon and the author. Applications to reaction-diffusion systems with skew gradient structure are also discussed in the last section.