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Cosmological constraints on f(G) dark energy models

Zhou, Shuang-Yong; Copeland, Edmund J.; Saffin, Paul M.

Authors

Shuang-Yong Zhou

Edmund J. Copeland

Paul M. Saffin

Abstract

Modified gravity theories with the Gauss-Bonnet term G=R2−4RμνRμν+RμνρσRμνρσ have recently gained a lot of attention as a possible explanation of dark energy. We perform a thorough phase space analysis on the so-called f(G) models, where f(G) is some general function of the Gauss-Bonnet term, and derive conditions for the cosmological viability of f(G) dark energy models. Following the f(R) case, we show that these conditions can be nicely presented as geometrical constraints on the derivatives of f(G). We find that for general f(G) models there are two kinds of stable accelerated solutions, a de Sitter solution and a phantom-like solution. They co-exist with each other and which solution the universe evolves to depends on the initial conditions. Finally, several toy models of f(G) dark energy are explored. Cosmologically viable trajectories that mimic the ΛCDM model in the radiation and matter dominated periods, but have distinctive signatures at late times, are obtained.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 6, 2009
Journal Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Electronic ISSN 1475-7516
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2009
Issue 7
Institution Citation Zhou, S., Copeland, E. J., & Saffin, P. M. (2009). Cosmological constraints on f(G) dark energy models. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2009(7), doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2009/07/009
DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2009/07/009
Publisher URL http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1475-7516/2009/07/009/meta
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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