A uniqueness proof for the Wulff Theorem

Irene Fonseca, Stefan Müller
1991 Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Section A Mathematics  
SynopsisThe Wulff problem is a generalisation of the isoperimetric problem and is relevant for the equilibrium of (small) elastic crystals. It consists in minimising the (generally anisotropic) surface energy among sets of given volume. A solution of this problem is given by a geometric construction due to Wulff. In the class of sets of finite perimeter this was first shown by J. E. Taylor who, using methods of geometric measure theory, also proved uniqueness. Here a more analytic uniqueness
more » ... lytic uniqueness proof is presented. The main ingredient is a sharpened version of the Brunn–Minkowski inequality.
doi:10.1017/s0308210500028365 fatcat:wbtxbdyjyzagxjsa7uaag7lgpa