Inflation and brane gases

Brandenberger, Robert and A. Easson, Damien and Mazumdar, Anupam (2004) Inflation and brane gases. Physical Review D, 69 (8). ISSN 1550-7998

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Abstract

We investigate a new way of realizing a period of cosmological inflation in the context of brane gas cosmology. It is argued that a gas of co-dimension one branes, out of thermal equilibrium with the rest of the matter, has an equation of state which can - after stabilization of the dilaton - lead to power-law inflation of the bulk. The most promising implementation of this mechanism might be in Type IIB superstring theory, with inflation of the three large spatial dimensions triggered by ``stabilized embedded 2-branes''. Possible applications and problems with this proposal are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review D
Additional Information: © 2004 The American Physical Society 7 pagejavascript:void(0);s, uses REVTeX, version to appear in Phys. Rev. D
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 63460
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 May 2013 09:45
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2019 23:55
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/63460

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