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Static spherically symmetric solutions in mimetic gravity: rotation curves and wormholes
KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA. Stockholm University, Sweden.
2016 (English)In: Classical and quantum gravity, ISSN 0264-9381, E-ISSN 1361-6382, Vol. 33, no 12, 125005Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

In this work, we analyse static spherically symmetric solutions in the framework of mimetic gravity, an extension of general relativity where the con-formal degree of freedom of gravity is isolated in a covariant fashion. Here we extend previous works by considering, in addition, a potential for the mimetic field. An appropriate choice of such a potential allows for the reconstruction of a number of interesting cosmological and astrophysical scenarios. We explicitly show how to reconstruct such a potential for a general static spherically symmetric space-time. A number of applications and scenarios are then explored, among which are traversable wormholes. Finally, we analytically reconstruct potentials, which leads to solutions to the equations of motion featuring polynomial corrections to the Schwarzschild space-time. Accurate choices for such corrections could provide an explanation for the inferred flat rotation curves of spiral galaxies within the mimetic gravity framework, without the need for particle dark matter.

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Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), 2016. Vol. 33, no 12, 125005
Keyword [en]
mimetic gravity, dark matter, static spherically symmetric solutions, rotation curves, wormholes
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189366DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/33/12/125005ISI: 000377482200006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84971554245OAI: diva2:948277

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Available from: 2016-07-11 Created: 2016-07-04 Last updated: 2016-07-11Bibliographically approved

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