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Global minimizer of the ground state for two phase conductors in low contrast regime∗∗

  • Antoine Laurain (a1)

The problem of distributing two conducting materials with a prescribed volume ratio in a ball so as to minimize the first eigenvalue of an elliptic operator with Dirichlet conditions is considered in two and three dimensions. The gap ε between the two conductivities is assumed to be small (low contrast regime). The main result of the paper is to show, using asymptotic expansions with respect to ε and to small geometric perturbations of the optimal shape, that the global minimum of the first eigenvalue in low contrast regime is either a centered ball or the union of a centered ball and of a centered ring touching the boundary, depending on the prescribed volume ratio between the two materials.

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ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations
  • ISSN: 1292-8119
  • EISSN: 1262-3377
  • URL: /core/journals/esaim-control-optimisation-and-calculus-of-variations
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