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Title: On coupling NEC-violating matter to gravity

Abstract

We show that effective theories of matter that classically violate the null energy condition cannot be minimally coupled to Einstein gravity without being inconsistent with both string theory and black hole thermodynamics. We argue however that they could still be either non-minimally coupled or coupled to higher-curvature theories of gravity.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (United States)
  2. Univ. van Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science
Contributing Org.:
Delta ITP Consortium
OSTI Identifier:
1197788
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1188709
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-09ER41624; SC0001731
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 744; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; Null Energy Condition (NEC)

Citation Formats

Chatterjee, Saugata, Parikh, Maulik, and van der Schaar, Jan Pieter. On coupling NEC-violating matter to gravity. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2015.03.020.
Chatterjee, Saugata, Parikh, Maulik, & van der Schaar, Jan Pieter. On coupling NEC-violating matter to gravity. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2015.03.020.
Chatterjee, Saugata, Parikh, Maulik, and van der Schaar, Jan Pieter. Mon . "On coupling NEC-violating matter to gravity". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2015.03.020.
@article{osti_1197788,
title = {On coupling NEC-violating matter to gravity},
author = {Chatterjee, Saugata and Parikh, Maulik and van der Schaar, Jan Pieter},
abstractNote = {We show that effective theories of matter that classically violate the null energy condition cannot be minimally coupled to Einstein gravity without being inconsistent with both string theory and black hole thermodynamics. We argue however that they could still be either non-minimally coupled or coupled to higher-curvature theories of gravity.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2015.03.020},
journal = {Physics Letters. Section B},
number = C,
volume = 744,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 16 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Mon Mar 16 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}

Journal Article:
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