Systematic simulations of modified gravity: chameleon models

Дата и время публикации : 2013-02-28T21:00:04Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Philippe Brax (CEA)
Anne-C. Davis (DAMTP, Cambridge)
Baojiu Li (ICC, Durham)
Hans A. Winther (Oslo)
Gong-Bo Zhao (ICG, Portsmouth)

Ссылка на журнал-издание: JCAP, 04, 029 (2013)
Коментарии к cтатье: 16 pages, 10 figures. Companion paper of arXiv:1206.3568. Version to appear in JCAP
Первичная категория: astro-ph.CO

Все категории : astro-ph.CO, gr-qc, hep-ph

Краткий обзор статьи: In this work we systematically study the linear and nonlinear structure formation in chameleon theories of modified gravity, using a generic parameterisation which describes a large class of models using only 4 parameters. For this we have modified the N-body simulation code ECOSMOG to perform a total of 65 simulations for different models and parameter values, including the default LCDM. These simulations enable us to explore a significant portion of the parameter space. We have studied the effects of modified gravity on the matter power spectrum and mass function, and found a rich and interesting phenomenology where the difference with the LCDM paradigm cannot be reproduced by a linear analysis even on scales as large as k~0.05h/Mpc, since the latter incorrectly assumes that the modification of gravity depends only on the background matter density. Our results show that the chameleon screening mechanism is significantly more efficient than other mechanisms such as the dilaton and symmetron, especially in high-density regions and at early times, and can serve as a guidance to determine the parts of the chameleon parameter space which are cosmologically interesting and thus merit further studies in the future.

Category: Physics