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Title: Anisotropic k-essence cosmologies

Abstract

We investigate a Bianchi type-I cosmology with k-essence and find the set of models which dissipate the initial anisotropy. There are cosmological models with extended tachyon fields and k-essence having a constant barotropic index. We obtain the conditions leading to a regular bounce of the average geometry and the residual anisotropy on the bounce. For constant potential, we develop purely kinetic k-essence models which are dust dominated in their early stages, dissipate the initial anisotropy, and end in a stable de Sitter accelerated expansion scenario. We show that linear k-field and polynomial kinetic function models evolve asymptotically to Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmologies. The linear case is compatible with an asymptotic potential interpolating between V{sub l}{proportional_to}{phi}{sup -{gamma}{sub l}}, in the shear dominated regime, and V{sub l}{proportional_to}{phi}{sup -2} at late time. In the polynomial case, the general solution contains cosmological models with an oscillatory average geometry. For linear k-essence, we find the general solution in the Bianchi type-I cosmology when the k field is driven by an inverse square potential. This model shares the same geometry as a quintessence field driven by an exponential potential.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellon I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20782606
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.73.063502; (c) 2006 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; ANISOTROPY; COSMOLOGICAL MODELS; COSMOLOGY; DE SITTER GROUP; DUSTS; GEOMETRY; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; POLYNOMIALS; POTENTIALS; SHEAR

Citation Formats

Chimento, Luis P., and Forte, Monica. Anisotropic k-essence cosmologies. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.063502.
Chimento, Luis P., & Forte, Monica. Anisotropic k-essence cosmologies. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.063502.
Chimento, Luis P., and Forte, Monica. Wed . "Anisotropic k-essence cosmologies". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.063502.
@article{osti_20782606,
title = {Anisotropic k-essence cosmologies},
author = {Chimento, Luis P. and Forte, Monica},
abstractNote = {We investigate a Bianchi type-I cosmology with k-essence and find the set of models which dissipate the initial anisotropy. There are cosmological models with extended tachyon fields and k-essence having a constant barotropic index. We obtain the conditions leading to a regular bounce of the average geometry and the residual anisotropy on the bounce. For constant potential, we develop purely kinetic k-essence models which are dust dominated in their early stages, dissipate the initial anisotropy, and end in a stable de Sitter accelerated expansion scenario. We show that linear k-field and polynomial kinetic function models evolve asymptotically to Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmologies. The linear case is compatible with an asymptotic potential interpolating between V{sub l}{proportional_to}{phi}{sup -{gamma}{sub l}}, in the shear dominated regime, and V{sub l}{proportional_to}{phi}{sup -2} at late time. In the polynomial case, the general solution contains cosmological models with an oscillatory average geometry. For linear k-essence, we find the general solution in the Bianchi type-I cosmology when the k field is driven by an inverse square potential. This model shares the same geometry as a quintessence field driven by an exponential potential.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.063502},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 6,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}