# Asymptotic analysis and sign-changing bubble towers for Lane–Emden problems

### Francesca De Marchis

Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy### Isabella Ianni

Seconda Università di Napoli, Caserta, Italy### Filomena Pacella

Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy

## Abstract

We consider the semilinear Lane–Emden problem

where $p>1$ and $\Omega$ is a smooth bounded domain of $\mathbb R^2$. The aim of the paper is to analyze the asymptotic behavior of sign changing solutions of \eqref{problemAbstract}, as $p\to+\infty$. Among other results we show, under some symmetry assumptions on $\Omega$, that the positive and negative parts of a family of symmetric solutions concentrate at the same point, as $p\to+\infty$, and the limit profile looks like a tower of two bubbles given by a superposition of a regular and a singular solution of the Liouville problem in $\mathbb R^2$.

## Cite this article

Francesca De Marchis, Isabella Ianni, Filomena Pacella, Asymptotic analysis and sign-changing bubble towers for Lane–Emden problems. J. Eur. Math. Soc. 17 (2015), no. 8, pp. 2037–2068

DOI 10.4171/JEMS/549