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Title: Dark aspects of massive spinor electrodynamics

We investigate the cosmology of massive spinor electrodynamics when torsion is non-vanishing. A non-minimal interaction is introduced between the torsion and the vector field and the coupling constant between them plays an important role in subsequential cosmology. It is shown that the mass of the vector field and torsion conspire to generate dark energy and pressureless dark matter, and for generic values of the coupling constant, the theory effectively provides an interacting model between them with an additional energy density of the form ∼ 1/a{sup 6}. The evolution equations mimic ΛCDM behavior up to 1/a{sup 3} term and the additional term represents a deviation from ΛCDM. We show that the deviation is compatible with the observational data, if it is very small. We find that the non-minimal interaction is responsible for generating an effective cosmological constant which is directly proportional to the mass squared of the vector field and the mass of the photon within its current observational limit could be the source of the dark energy.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics and Institute of Basic Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of)
  2. Division of Science Education and Institute of Fusion Science, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 561-756 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22373482
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 07; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT; COSMOLOGY; COUPLING CONSTANTS; ELECTRODYNAMICS; ENERGY DENSITY; MASS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PHOTONS; VECTOR FIELDS