1. CMB Online first
 Kachmar, Ayman

A new formula for the energy of bulk superconductivity
The energy of a type II superconductor submitted to an external
magnetic field of intensity close to the second critical field
is given by the celebrated Abrikosov energy. If the external
magnetic field is comparable to and below the second critical
field, the energy is given by a reference function obtained as
a special (thermodynamic) limit of a nonlinear energy. In this
note, we give a new formula for this reference energy. In particular,
we obtain it as a special limit of a linear energy defined
over configurations normalized in the $L^4$norm.
Keywords:GinzburgLandau functional Categories:35B40, 35P15, 35Q56 

2. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 88)
 Ghanbari, K.; Shekarbeigi, B.

Inequalities for Eigenvalues of a General Clamped Plate Problem
Let $D$ be a
connected bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let
$0<\mu_1\leq\mu_2\leq\dots\leq\mu_k\leq\cdots$ be the eigenvalues
of the following Dirichlet
problem:
$$
\begin{cases}\Delta^2u(x)+V(x)u(x)=\mu\rho(x)u(x),\quad x\in
D
u_{\partial D}=\frac{\partial u}{\partial n}_{\partial
D}=0,
\end{cases}
$$
where $V(x)$ is a nonnegative potential,
and $\rho(x)\in C(\bar{D})$ is positive.
We prove the following inequalities:
$$\mu_{k+1}\leq\frac{1}{k}\sum_{i=1}^k\mu_i+\Bigl[\frac{8(n+2)}{n^2}\Bigl(\frac{\rho_{\max}}
{\rho_{\min}}\Bigr)^2\Bigr]^{1/2}\times
\frac{1}{k}\sum_{i=1}^k[\mu_i(\mu_{k+1}\mu_i)]^{1/2},
$$
$$\frac{n^2k^2}{8(n+2)}\leq
\Bigl(\frac{\rho_{\max}}{\rho_{\min}}\Bigr)^2\Bigl[\sum_{i=1}^k\frac{\mu_i^{1/2}}{\mu_{k+1}\mu_i}\Bigr]
\times\sum_{i=1}^k\mu_i^{1/2}.
$$
Keywords:biharmonic operator, eigenvalue, eigenvector, inequality Category:35P15 

3. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 249)
 Mangoubi, Dan

On the Inner Radius of a Nodal Domain
Let $M$ be a closed Riemannian manifold.
We consider the inner radius of a nodal domain for a large eigenvalue $\lambda$.
We give upper and lower bounds on the inner radius of the type
$C/\lambda^\alpha(\log\lambda)^\beta$. Our proof is based on
a local behavior of eigenfunctions discovered by Donnelly and
Fefferman and a Poincar\'{e} type inequality proved by Maz'ya.
Sharp lower bounds are known
only in dimension two. We give an account of this case too.
Categories:58J50, 35P15, 35P20 

4. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 226)
 Engman, Martin

The Spectrum and Isometric Embeddings of Surfaces of Revolution
A sharp upper bound on the first $S^{1}$ invariant eigenvalue of the Laplacian
for $S^1$ invariant metrics on $S^2$ is used to find obstructions to the existence
of $S^1$ equivariant isometric embeddings of such metrics in $(\R^3,\can)$. As a
corollary we prove: If the first four distinct eigenvalues have even multiplicities
then the metric cannot be equivariantly, isometrically embedded in $(\R^3,\can)$. This
leads to generalizations of some classical results in the theory of surfaces.
Categories:58J50, 58J53, 53C20, 35P15 
