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Title: Group-invariant solutions of semilinear Schrödinger equations in multi-dimensions

Symmetry group methods are applied to obtain all explicit group-invariant radial solutions to a class of semilinear Schrödinger equations in dimensions n ≠ 1. Both focusing and defocusing cases of a power nonlinearity are considered, including the special case of the pseudo-conformal power p = 4/n relevant for critical dynamics. The methods involve, first, reduction of the Schrödinger equations to group-invariant semilinear complex 2nd order ordinary differential equations (ODEs) with respect to an optimal set of one-dimensional point symmetry groups, and second, use of inherited symmetries, hidden symmetries, and conditional symmetries to solve each ODE by quadratures. Through Noether's theorem, all conservation laws arising from these point symmetry groups are listed. Some group-invariant solutions are found to exist for values of n other than just positive integers, and in such cases an alternative two-dimensional form of the Schrödinger equations involving an extra modulation term with a parameter m = 2−n ≠ 0 is discussed.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Mathematics, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S3A1 (Canada)
  2. (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22251722
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Mathematical Physics; Journal Volume: 54; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CONSERVATION LAWS; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; QUADRATURES; SYMMETRY GROUPS