## On the volume growth and the topology of complete minimal submanifolds of a Euclidean space

J. Math. Sci. Univ. Tokyo
Vol. 2 (1995), No. 3, Page 657--669.

Chen, Qing
On the volume growth and the topology of complete minimal submanifolds of a Euclidean space
Let $M$ be a $n$-dimensional complete properly immersed minimal submanifold of a Euclidean space. We show that the number of the ends of $M$ is bounded above by $k=\sup{\roman{volume}(M\cap B(t)) \over Ï_nt^n}$, where $B(t)$ is the ball of the Euclidean space of center 0 and radius $t$, $Ï_n$ is the volume of $n$-dimensional unit Euclidean ball. Moreover, we prove that the number of ends of $M$ is equal to $k$ under some curvature decay condition.