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Transplanckian energy production and slow roll inflation
Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Theoretical Physics. Department of Physics and Materials Science, Theoretical Physics.
2005 (English)In: Physical Review D, Vol. 71, 023516- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this paper we investigate how the energy density due to a non-standard choice of initial vacuum affects the expansion of the universe during inflation. To do this we introduce source terms in the Friedmann equations making sure that we respect the relation between gravity and thermodynamics. We find that the energy production automatically implies a slow rolling cosmological constant. Hence we also conclude that there is no well defined value for the cosmological constant in the presence of sources. We speculate that a non-standard vacuum can provide slow roll inflation on its own.

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2005. Vol. 71, 023516- p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-79439OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-79439DiVA: diva2:107352
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