Presentation on theme: "IS IT POSSIBLE TO OBSERVATIONALLY DISTINGUISH ADIABATIC QUARTESSENCE FROM CDM? Luca Amendola 1, Martin Makler 2, Ribamar R. R. Reis 3 and Ioav Waga 3 1."— Presentation transcript:
IS IT POSSIBLE TO OBSERVATIONALLY DISTINGUISH ADIABATIC QUARTESSENCE FROM CDM? Luca Amendola 1, Martin Makler 2, Ribamar R. R. Reis 3 and Ioav Waga 3 1 INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, 2 Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, 3 Instituto de Física – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
The non-relativistic, pressureless, matter is predominantly dark and non-baryonic (from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis). The universe seems to be dominated by a smooth component that drives the accelerated expansion. The spatial curvature is very close to zero (from CMB). Allen et al. – astro-ph/0405340 K.G. Begeman, A.H. Broeils, R.H. Sanders, MNRAS 249 (1991) 523.
SOME IMPORTANT QUESTIONS: - What is the nature of the Dark Matter? - What is the nature of the Dark Energy? -Could these components be different aspects of the same substance?
UNIFYING DARK MATTER OR QUARTESSENCE A prototype – the generalized Chaplygin Gas. Chaplygin Gas ( =1) – initially suggested as an alternative to quintessence Kamenshchik et al. PLB 511, 265 (2001). Motivation: D-Branes. Dark matter regimeDark energy regime
For every quartessence model, the density decreases towards to a minimum value min and remains constant. In this phase, it behaves like a cosmological constant (w=-1). w<-1 is forbidden for such models
Linear evolution equations in synchronous gauge (A=B=0) for a multi-component fluid. Assuming vanishing spatial curvature and anisotropic stress, and conservation of the energy-momentum tensor of each component.
ORIGIN OF THE PROBLEM SOLUTION: A finite sound speed in recent times is responsible for the instabilities in the power spectrum Reis et al., Phys. Rev. D 68, 061302(R) (2003)
L. Amendola, I. Waga e F. Finelli, JCAP 11, 009 (2005) CHAPLYGIN
We have on known manner of obtain quartessence models, distinct from CDM, in agreement with Large scale structure and CMB data: considering entropy perturbations; Observational constraints on the step-like model impose which implies that the transition has occurred at. The hypothesis of unifying dark matter cannot be ruled out with the present observational data. CONCLUSION
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