Cosmology with twisted tori

Karthauser, Josef L.P., Saffin, P.M. and Hindmarsh, Mark (2007) Cosmology with twisted tori. Physical Review Letters, 76 (10). p. 4039. ISSN 1079-7114

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We consider the cosmological role of the scalar fields generated by the compactification of 11-dimensional Einstein gravity on a 7D elliptic twisted torus, which has the attractive features of giving rise to a positive semi-definite potential, and partially fixing the moduli. This compactification is therefore relevant for low energy M-theory, 11D supergravity. We find that slow-roll inflation with the moduli is not possible, but that there is a novel scaling solution in Friedmann cosmologies in which the massive moduli oscillate but maintain a constant energy density relative to the background barotropic fluid.

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Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Physics and Astronomy
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Depositing User: Saffin, Dr Paul
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 10:17
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