Analysis & PDE
- Anal. PDE
- Volume 11, Number 2 (2018), 383-438.
Finite time blowup for a supercritical defocusing nonlinear Schrödinger system
We consider the global regularity problem for defocusing nonlinear Schrödinger systems
on Galilean spacetime , where the field is vector-valued, is a smooth potential which is positive, phase-rotation-invariant, and homogeneous of order outside of the unit ball for some exponent , and is a smooth, compactly supported forcing term. This generalises the scalar defocusing nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) equation, in which and . It is well known that in the energy-subcritical and energy-critical cases when or and , one has global existence of smooth solutions from arbitrary smooth compactly supported initial data and forcing term , at least in low dimensions. In this paper we study the supercritical case where and . We show that in this case, there exists a smooth potential for some sufficiently large , positive and homogeneous of order outside of the unit ball, and a smooth compactly supported choice of initial data and forcing term for which the solution develops a finite time singularity. In fact the solution is locally discretely self-similar with respect to parabolic rescaling of spacetime. This demonstrates that one cannot hope to establish a global regularity result for the scalar defocusing NLS unless one uses some special property of that equation that is not shared by these defocusing nonlinear Schrödinger systems.
As in a previous paper of the author (Anal. PDE 9:8 (2016), 1999–2030) considering the analogous problem for the nonlinear wave equation, the basic strategy is to first select the mass, momentum, and energy densities of , then itself, and then finally design the potential in order to solve the required equation.
Anal. PDE, Volume 11, Number 2 (2018), 383-438.
Received: 1 December 2016
Revised: 23 June 2017
Accepted: 5 September 2017
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2017
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Tao, Terence. Finite time blowup for a supercritical defocusing nonlinear Schrödinger system. Anal. PDE 11 (2018), no. 2, 383--438. doi:10.2140/apde.2018.11.383. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.apde/1513774509