# How to argue that a positive solution of a elliptic problem is bounded? (Particular case)

Let $\Omega\in\mathbf{R}^N$ an unbounded domain and $u\in C^2(\Omega)\cap C(\overline\Omega)$, $u>0$ such that $$\Delta u + f(u)=0, \ \ \ \mbox{em} \ \ \Omega,$$ where $f$ is a bounded lipschitz continuous function. Then $u$ is bounded.

I don't know where I can find this result, and I believe that this assumptions implies $\nabla u$ is bounded too. Someone can help me?

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This appears to be a counterexample: $\Omega=\{(x,y)\in \mathbb R^2: x>1\}$; $u(x,y)=x$; $f\equiv 0$.
Yes... you give the counter example, thanks. But, you know that this result is true to the first derivate? $|\nabla u|$ is bounded in this situation? –  José Carlos Dec 15 '12 at 20:37
@JoséCarlos On the same domain, $u(x,y)=x^2$ and $f\equiv 2$ give an example with unbounded gradient. –  user53153 Dec 15 '12 at 20:51