TY - JOUR

T1 - Condensers with Touching Plates and Constrained Minimum Riesz and Green Energy Problems

AU - Dragnev, P. D.

AU - Fuglede, B.

AU - Hardin, D. P.

AU - Saff, E. B.

AU - Zorii, N.

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - We study minimum energy problems relative to the α-Riesz kernel |x−y|α−n, α∈(0,2], over signed Radon measures μ on Rn, n⩾3, associated with a generalized condenser (A1,A2), where A1 is a relatively closed subset of a domain D and A2=Rn∖D. We show that although A2∩ClRnA1
may have nonzero capacity, this minimum energy problem is uniquely
solvable (even in the presence of an external field) if we restrict
ourselves to μ with μ+⩽ξ, where a constraint ξ
is properly chosen. We establish the sharpness of the sufficient
conditions on the solvability thus obtained, provide descriptions of the
weighted α-Riesz
potentials of the solutions, single out their characteristic
properties, and analyze their supports. The approach developed is mainly
based on the establishment of an intimate relationship between the
constrained minimum α-Riesz energy problem over signed measures associated with (A1,A2) and the constrained minimum α-Green energy problem over positive measures carried by A1. The results are illustrated by examples.

AB - We study minimum energy problems relative to the α-Riesz kernel |x−y|α−n, α∈(0,2], over signed Radon measures μ on Rn, n⩾3, associated with a generalized condenser (A1,A2), where A1 is a relatively closed subset of a domain D and A2=Rn∖D. We show that although A2∩ClRnA1
may have nonzero capacity, this minimum energy problem is uniquely
solvable (even in the presence of an external field) if we restrict
ourselves to μ with μ+⩽ξ, where a constraint ξ
is properly chosen. We establish the sharpness of the sufficient
conditions on the solvability thus obtained, provide descriptions of the
weighted α-Riesz
potentials of the solutions, single out their characteristic
properties, and analyze their supports. The approach developed is mainly
based on the establishment of an intimate relationship between the
constrained minimum α-Riesz energy problem over signed measures associated with (A1,A2) and the constrained minimum α-Green energy problem over positive measures carried by A1. The results are illustrated by examples.

KW - Condensers with touching plates

KW - Constrained minimum energy problems

KW - External fields

KW - α-Green kernels

KW - α-Riesz kernels

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85061013603&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s00365-019-09454-5

DO - 10.1007/s00365-019-09454-5

M3 - Journal article

AN - SCOPUS:85061013603

VL - 50

SP - 369

EP - 401

JO - Constructive Approximation

JF - Constructive Approximation

SN - 0176-4276

IS - 3

ER -