# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

May  2019, 39(5): 2613-2636. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2019109

## Uniqueness and asymptotic behavior of solutions of a biharmonic equation with supercritical exponent

 Department of Mathematics, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang 453007, China

* Corresponding author: ygzhao@aliyun.com

Received  April 2018 Revised  August 2018 Published  January 2019

Fund Project: The first author is supported by NSF grants 11171092 and 11571093. The research of the third author is supported by Key Scientific Research Project for Colleges and Universities of Henan Province grant 18A110024, Ph.D. Research Foundation of Henan Normal University (QD16149) and Natural Science Foundation of Henan Normal University (2016QK01)

Existence and uniqueness of positive radial solution
 $u_p$
of the Navier boundary value problem:
 $\left \{ \begin{array}{ll} \Delta^2 u = u^p \;\;\; &\mbox{in$ \mathbb{R} ^N \backslash {\overline B}$},\\ u>0 \;\;\; &\mbox{in$ \mathbb{R} ^N \backslash {\overline B}$},\\ u = \Delta u = 0 \;\;\; &\mbox{on$\partial B$}, \end{array} \right.$
where
 $B \subset \mathbb{R} ^N \; (N \geq 5)$
is the unit ball and
 $p>\frac{N+4}{N-4}$
, are obtained. Meanwhile, the asymptotic behavior as
 $p \to \infty$
of
 $u_p$
is studied. We also find the conditions such that
 $u_p$
is non-degenerate.
Citation: Zongming Guo, Xiaohong Guan, Yonggang Zhao. Uniqueness and asymptotic behavior of solutions of a biharmonic equation with supercritical exponent. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2019, 39 (5) : 2613-2636. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2019109
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