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Redshift-space distortions in f(R) gravity

Jennings, E.; Baugh, C.M.; Li, B.; Zhao, G.; Koyama, K.

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E. Jennings

G. Zhao

K. Koyama


We use large-volume N-body simulations to predict the clustering of dark matter in redshift space in f(R) modified gravity cosmologies. This is the first time that the non-linear matter and velocity fields have been resolved to such a high level of accuracy over a broad range of scales in this class of models. We find significant deviations from the clustering signal in standard gravity, with an enhanced boost in power on large scales and stronger damping on small scales in the f(R) models compared to general relativity (GR) at redshifts z < 1. We measure the velocity divergence (Pθθ) and matter (Pδδ) power spectra and find a large deviation in the ratios Graphic and Pδθ/Pδδ between the f(R) models and GR for 0.03 < k/(h Mpc−1) < 0.5. In linear theory, these ratios equal the growth rate of structure on large scales. Our results show that the simulated ratios agree with the growth rate for each cosmology (which is scale-dependent in the case of modified gravity) only for extremely large scales, k < 0.06 h Mpc−1 at z = 0. The velocity power spectrum is substantially different in the f(R) models compared to GR, suggesting that this observable is a sensitive probe of modified gravity. We demonstrate how to extract the matter and velocity power spectra from the 2D redshift-space power spectrum, P(k, μ), and can recover the non-linear matter power spectrum to within a few per cent for k < 0.1 h Mpc−1. However, the model fails to describe the shape of the 2D power spectrum, demonstrating that an improved model is necessary in order to reconstruct the velocity power spectrum accurately. The same model can match the monopole moment to within 3 per cent for GR and 10 per cent for the f(R) cosmology at k < 0.2 h Mpc−1 at z = 1. Our results suggest that the extraction of the velocity power spectrum from future galaxy surveys is a promising method to constrain deviations from GR.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 21, 2012
Deposit Date Mar 27, 2013
Publicly Available Date May 2, 2014
Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Print ISSN 0035-8711
Electronic ISSN 1365-2966
Publisher Royal Astronomical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 425
Issue 3
Pages 2128-2143
Keywords Cosmology: theory, Dark energy, Large-scale structure of Universe.
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This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2012 The Authors Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2012 RAS Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

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