We construct heteroclinic orbits for a strongly nonlocal integro-differential equation. Since the energy associated to the equation is infinite in such strongly nonlocal regime, the proof, based on variational methods, relies on a renormalized energy functional, exploits a perturbation method of viscosity type, combined with an auxiliary penalization method, and develops a free boundary theory for a double obstacle problem of mixed local and nonlocal type. The description of the stationary positions for the atom dislocation function in a perturbed crystal, as given by the Peierls-Nabarro model, is a particular case of the result presented.
|Journal||Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 26 Nov 2019|