# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

May 2018, 17(3): 787-806. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2018040

## Symmetry and asymptotic behavior of ground state solutions for schrödinger systems with linear interaction

 HLM, CEMS, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, the Chinese, Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

* Corresponding author

Received  June 2017 Revised  June 2017 Published  January 2018

Fund Project: Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China 11325107,11331010,11771428

We study symmetry and asymptotic behavior of ground state solutions for the doubly coupled nonlinear Schrödinger elliptic system
 $\left\{ {\begin{array}{*{20}{l}}{ - \Delta u + {\lambda _1}u + \kappa v = {\mu _1}{u^3} + \beta u{v^2}}&{\quad {\rm{ in}}\;\;\Omega ,}\\{ - \Delta v + {\lambda _2}v + \kappa u = {\mu _2}{v^3} + \beta {u^2}v}&{\quad {\rm{ in}}\;\;\Omega ,}\\{u = v = 0\;on\;\;\partial \Omega \;({\rm{or}}\;u,v \in {H^1}({\mathbb{R}^N})\;{\rm{as}}\;\Omega = {\mathbb{R}^N}),}&{}\end{array}} \right.$
where
 $N≤3, Ω\subseteq\mathbb{R}^N$
is a smooth domain. First we establish the symmetry of ground state solutions, that is, when
 $Ω$
is radially symmetric, we show that ground state solution is foliated Schwarz symmetric with respect to the same point. Moreover, ground state solutions must be radially symmetric under the condition that
 $Ω$
is a ball or the whole space
 $\mathbb{R}^N$
. Next we investigate the asymptotic behavior of positive ground state solution as
 $κ\to 0^-$
, which shows that the limiting profile is exactly a minimizer for
 $c_0$
(the minimized energy constrained on Nehari manifold corresponds to the limit systems). Finally for a system with three equations, we prove the existence of ground state solutions whose all components are nonzero.
Citation: Zhitao Zhang, Haijun Luo. Symmetry and asymptotic behavior of ground state solutions for schrödinger systems with linear interaction. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2018, 17 (3) : 787-806. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2018040
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