Abstract. We study solutions of first order partial differential relations Du]K, where u²ÂnMÂm is a Lipschitz map and K is a bounded set in m2n matrices, and extend Gromov's theory of convex integration in two ways. First, we allow for additional constraints on the minors of Du and second we replace Gromov's P-convex hull by the (functional) rank-one convex hull. The latter can be much larger than the former and this has important consequences for the existence of 'wild' solutions to elliptic systems. Our work was originally motivated by questions in the analysis of crystal microstructure and we establish the existence of a wide class of solutions to the two-well problem in the theory of martensite.
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Stefan Müller, Vladimír Šverák, Convex integration with constraints and applications to phase transitions and partial differential equations. J. Eur. Math. Soc. 1 (1999), no. 4, pp. 393–422DOI 10.1007/S100970050012