Tuesday, July 23, 2013

1307.5535 (Yousef Bisabr)

Non-minimal Gravitational Coupling of Phantom and Big Rip Singularity    [PDF]

Yousef Bisabr
We consider a non-minimal coupling of a perfect fluid matter system with geometry, which the coupling function is taken to be an arbitrary function of the Ricci scalar. Due to such a coupling, the matter stress tensor is no longer conserved and there is an energy transfer between the two components. By solving the conservation equation and applying the second law of thermodynamics, we show that direction of the energy transfer depends on the equation of state of the matter fluid. In particular, a phantom fluid should loose energy with expansion of the universe. This energy reduction can avoid the universe to end with a cosmic doomsday.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.5535

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