# Regularity of stable solutions of $p$-Laplace equations through geometric Sobolev type inequalities

### Daniele Castorina

Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy### Manel Sanchón

Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

## Abstract

We prove a Sobolev and a Morrey type inequality involving the mean curvature and the tangential gradient with respect to the level sets of the function that appears in the inequalities. Then, as an application, we establish *a priori* estimates for semistable solutions of $–\Delta_p u= g(u)$ in a smooth bounded domain $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$. In particular, we obtain new $L^r$ and $W^{1,r}$ bounds for the extremal solution $u^\star$ when the domain is strictly convex. More precisely, we prove that $u^\star\in L^{\infty}(\Omega)$ if $n\leq p+2$ and $u^\star \in L^{\frac{np}{n-p-2}} (\Omega) \cap W^{1,p}_0 (\Omega)$ if $n > p + 2$.

## Cite this article

Daniele Castorina, Manel Sanchón, Regularity of stable solutions of $p$-Laplace equations through geometric Sobolev type inequalities. J. Eur. Math. Soc. 17 (2015), no. 11, pp. 2949–2975

DOI 10.4171/JEMS/576