Hokkaido Mathematical Journal

Hokkaido Mathematical Journal, 39 (2010) pp.1-55

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Abstract

We define complex constant mean curvature immersions in complex three space using a natural extension of constant mean curvature immersions in Euclidean three space via loop group techniques. We then discuss the fundamental properties of these complex constant mean curvature immersions. In particular, we prove that these immersions are doubly ruled by holomorphic null curves. We present a construction of minimal immersions from constant mean curvature immersions in Euclidean three space via the associated complex constant mean curvature immersions.

MSC(Primary) 53A10(MSC2000) constant mean curvature; minimal surfaces;