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Non-minimal derivative couplings of the composite metric
KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA. AlbaNova University Centre, Sweden.
2015 (English)In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, ISSN 1475-7516, E-ISSN 1475-7516, no 11, 005Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

In the context of massive gravity, bi-gravity and multi-gravity non-minimal matter couplings via a speci fi c composite e ff ective metric were investigated recently. Even if these couplings generically reintroduce the Boulware-Deser ghost, this composite metric is unique in the sense that the ghost reemerges only beyond the decoupling limit and the matter quantum loop corrections do not detune the potential interactions. We consider non-minimal derivative couplings of the composite metric to matter fi elds for a speci fi c subclass of Horndeski scalartensor interactions. We fi rst explore these couplings in the mini-superspace and investigate in which scenario the ghost remains absent. We further study these non-minimal derivative couplings in the decoupling-limit of the theory and show that the equation of motion for the helicity-0 mode remains second order in derivatives. Finally, we discuss preliminary implications for cosmology.

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Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), 2015. no 11, 005
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modified gravity, dark energy theory, gravity
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-180149DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2015/11/005ISI: 000365821200006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84948762892OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-180149DiVA: diva2:893701
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Available from: 2016-01-13 Created: 2016-01-07 Last updated: 2016-01-13Bibliographically approved

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