# 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:

- 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

- Journal Name:
- Physical Review. D, Particles Fields

- Additional Journal Information:
- 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); Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821

- 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.

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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.
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@article{osti_20782606,
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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},

issn = {0556-2821},

number = 6,

volume = 73,

place = {United States},

year = {2006},

month = {3}

}