# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

March  2019, 39(3): 1517-1531. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2019065

## A priori bounds and existence result of positive solutions for fractional Laplacian systems

 School of Applied Mathematics, Xiamen University of Technology, 600 Ligong Road, Xiamen 361024, China

* Corresponding author: Lishan Lin

Received  December 2017 Published  December 2018

Fund Project: The author is supported by High-level Talent Project of Xiamen University of Technology grant YKJ14028R

In this paper, we consider the fractional Laplacian system
 $\left\{\begin{array}{ll}(-\triangle)^{\frac{\alpha}{2}}u+\sum^{N}_{i = 1}b_{i}(x)\frac{\partial u}{\partial x_{i}}+C(x)u = f(x,v), \;\;x\in \Omega,\\(-\triangle)^{\frac{\beta}{2}}v+\sum^{N}_{i = 1}c_{i}(x)\frac{\partial v}{\partial x_{i}}+D(x)v = g(x,u),\;\; x\in \Omega,\\u>0, v>0, \;\; x\in \Omega,\\u = 0, v = 0, \;\; x\in \mathbb R^{N}\setminus \Omega,\end{array}\right.$
where
 $Ω$
is a smooth bounded domain in
 $\mathbb R^{N}$
,
 $α ∈ (1,2)$
,
 $β ∈ (1,2)$
,
 $N>\max\{α, β\}$
. Under some suitable conditions on potential functions and nonlinear terms, we use scaling method to obtain a priori bounds of positive solutions for the fractional Laplacian system with distinct fractional Laplacians.
Citation: Lishan Lin. A priori bounds and existence result of positive solutions for fractional Laplacian systems. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2019, 39 (3) : 1517-1531. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2019065
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