## On the Hölder regularity for the fractional Schrödinger equation and its improvement for radial data

We consider the linear, time-independent fractional Schrödinger equation. We are interested in the local Hölder exponents of distributional solutions ψ, assuming local L p integrability of the functions V and f. By standard arguments, we obtain the formula 2 s− N∕ p for the local Hölder exponent of ψ where we take some extra care regarding endpoint cases. For our main result, we assume that V and f (but not necessarily ψ) are radial functions, a situation which is commonplace in applications. We find that the regularity theory “becomes one dimensional” in the sense that the Hölder exponent improves from 2 s− N∕ p to 2 s− 1∕ p away from the origin. Similar results hold for∇ ψ as well.

Published in:
Communications in Partial Differential Equations, 41, 11, 1761-1792
Year:
Nov 01 2016
ISSN:
0360-5302
1532-4133
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