publication . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 2018

Large-scale stability and astronomical constraints for coupled dark-energy models

Yang, W; Pan, S; Barrow, John;
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  • Published: 26 Feb 2018 Journal: Physical Review D, volume 97 (issn: 2470-0010, eissn: 2470-0029, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society (APS)
  • Country: United Kingdom
We study large-scale inhomogeneous perturbations and instabilities of interacting dark energy (IDE) models. Past analysis of large-scale perturbative instabilities, has shown that we can only test IDE models with observational data when its parameter ranges are either $w_{x}\geq -1$ and $\xi \geq 0,$ or $w_{x}\leq -1~$ and $~\xi \leq 0$, where $w_{x}$ is the dark energy equation of state (EoS), and $\xi$ is a coupling parameter governing the strength and direction of the energy transfer. We show that by adding a factor $(1+w_{x})$ to the background energy transfer, the whole parameter space can be tested against all the data and thus, the instabilities in such i...
free text keywords: Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous), Physics, Dark energy, Cosmological constant, Quintessence, Perturbation theory (quantum mechanics), Equation of state, Coupling parameter, Particle physics, Hubble's law, symbols.namesake, symbols, Parameter space, Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics, General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
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