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Title: Comparison of the legacy and gold type Ia supernovae dataset constraints on dark energy models

Abstract

We have performed a comparative analysis of three recent and reliable SnIa datasets available in the literature: the Full Gold (FG) dataset (157 data points 0<z<1.75), a Truncated Gold (TG) dataset (140 data points 0<z<1) and the most recent Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS) dataset (115 data points 0<z<1). We have analyzed and compared the likelihood of cosmological constant and dynamical dark energy parametrizations allowing for crossing of the phantom divide line (PDL). We find that, even though the constraints obtained using the three datasets are consistent with each other at the 95% confidence level, the latest (SNLS) dataset shows distinct trends which are not shared by the Gold datasets. We find that the best fit dynamical w(z) obtained from the SNLS dataset does not cross the PDL w=-1 and remains above and close to the w=-1 line for the whole redshift range 0<z<1 showing no evidence for phantom behavior. The {lambda}+Cold Dark Matter (LCDM) parameter values (w{sub 0}=-1, w{sub 1}=0) almost coincide with the best fit parameters of the dynamical w(z) parametrizations. In contrast, the best fit dynamical w(z) obtained from the Gold datasets (FG and TG) clearly crosses the PDL and departs significantly from the PDL w=-1 line whilemore » the LCDM parameter values are about 2{sigma} away from the best fit w(z). In addition, the ({omega}{sub 0m},{omega}{sub {lambda}}) parameters in a LCDM parametrization without a flat prior, fit by the SNLS dataset, favor the minimal flat LCDM concordance model. The corresponding fit with the Gold datasets mildly favors a closed universe and the flat LCDM parameter values are 1{sigma}-2{sigma} away from the best fit ({omega}{sub 0m},{omega}{sub {lambda}})« less

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, Ioannina (Greece)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20774517
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 72; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.72.123519; (c) 2005 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT; COSMOLOGICAL MODELS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; SUPERNOVAE; UNIVERSE

Citation Formats

Nesseris, S., and Perivolaropoulos, L.. Comparison of the legacy and gold type Ia supernovae dataset constraints on dark energy models. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.72.123519.
Nesseris, S., & Perivolaropoulos, L.. Comparison of the legacy and gold type Ia supernovae dataset constraints on dark energy models. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.72.123519.
Nesseris, S., and Perivolaropoulos, L.. Thu . "Comparison of the legacy and gold type Ia supernovae dataset constraints on dark energy models". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.72.123519.
@article{osti_20774517,
title = {Comparison of the legacy and gold type Ia supernovae dataset constraints on dark energy models},
author = {Nesseris, S. and Perivolaropoulos, L.},
abstractNote = {We have performed a comparative analysis of three recent and reliable SnIa datasets available in the literature: the Full Gold (FG) dataset (157 data points 0<z<1.75), a Truncated Gold (TG) dataset (140 data points 0<z<1) and the most recent Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS) dataset (115 data points 0<z<1). We have analyzed and compared the likelihood of cosmological constant and dynamical dark energy parametrizations allowing for crossing of the phantom divide line (PDL). We find that, even though the constraints obtained using the three datasets are consistent with each other at the 95% confidence level, the latest (SNLS) dataset shows distinct trends which are not shared by the Gold datasets. We find that the best fit dynamical w(z) obtained from the SNLS dataset does not cross the PDL w=-1 and remains above and close to the w=-1 line for the whole redshift range 0<z<1 showing no evidence for phantom behavior. The {lambda}+Cold Dark Matter (LCDM) parameter values (w{sub 0}=-1, w{sub 1}=0) almost coincide with the best fit parameters of the dynamical w(z) parametrizations. In contrast, the best fit dynamical w(z) obtained from the Gold datasets (FG and TG) clearly crosses the PDL and departs significantly from the PDL w=-1 line while the LCDM parameter values are about 2{sigma} away from the best fit w(z). In addition, the ({omega}{sub 0m},{omega}{sub {lambda}}) parameters in a LCDM parametrization without a flat prior, fit by the SNLS dataset, favor the minimal flat LCDM concordance model. The corresponding fit with the Gold datasets mildly favors a closed universe and the flat LCDM parameter values are 1{sigma}-2{sigma} away from the best fit ({omega}{sub 0m},{omega}{sub {lambda}})},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.72.123519},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 12,
volume = 72,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}