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Title: On coupling NEC-violating matter to gravity

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