Matter instabilities in general Gauss-Bonnet gravity

Antonio De Felice*, David F. Mota, Shinji Tsujikawa

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We study the evolution of cosmological perturbations in f(G) gravity, where the Lagrangian is the sum of a Ricci scalar R and an arbitrary function f in terms of a Gauss-Bonnet term G. We derive the equations for perturbations assuming matter to be described by a perfect fluid with a constant equation of state w. We show that density perturbations in perfect fluids exhibit negative instabilities during both the radiation and the matter domination, irrespective of the form of f(G). This growth of perturbations gets stronger on smaller scales, which is difficult to be compatible with the observed galaxy spectrum unless the deviation from General Relativity is very small. Thus f(G) cosmological models are effectively ruled out from this Ultra-Violet instability, even though they can be compatible with the late-time cosmic acceleration and local gravity constraints.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)885-899
ページ数15
ジャーナルModern Physics Letters A
25
11-12
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2010 4 20
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学
  • 天文学と天体物理学
  • 物理学および天文学(全般)

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