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Title: The universe dominated by oscillating scalar with non-minimal derivative coupling to gravity

We study the expansion law of the universe dominated by the oscillating scalar field with non-minimal derivative coupling to gravity as G{sup μν}∂{sub μ}φ∂{sub ν}φ. In this system the Hubble parameter oscillates with a frequency of the effective mass of the scalar field, which formerly caused a difficulty in analyzing how the universe expands. We find an analytical solution for power law potentials and interpret the solution in an intuitive way by using a new invariant of the system. As a result, we find marginally accelerated expansion for the quadratic potential and no accelerated expansion for the potential with higher power.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 133-0033 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22369808
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 01; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ANALYTICAL SOLUTION; COUPLING; EFFECTIVE MASS; EXPANSION; GRAVITATION; POTENTIALS; SCALAR FIELDS; UNIVERSE