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Brane World Cosmology Without the Z_2 Symmetry

Davis, Anne-Christine; Vernon, Ian; Davis, Stephen C.; Perkins, Warren B.

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Anne-Christine Davis

Stephen C. Davis

Warren B. Perkins


The Friedmann equation for a positive tension brane situated between two bulk spacetimes that posses the same 5D cosmological constant, but which does not posses a Z2 symmetry of the metric itself is derived, and the possible effects of dropping the Z2 symmetry on the expansion of our Universe are examined; cosmological constraints are discussed. We show the effect of this is an inflation-like period at very early times. The global solutions for the metric in the infinite extra dimension case are found and comparison with the symmetric case is made. We show that any brane world senario of this type must revert to a Z2 symmetric form at late times, and hence rule out certain proposed scenarios.


Davis, A., Vernon, I., Davis, S. C., & Perkins, W. B. (2001). Brane World Cosmology Without the Z_2 Symmetry. Physics Letters B, 504(3), 254-261.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 19, 2001
Online Publication Date Mar 28, 2001
Publication Date Apr 12, 2001
Deposit Date Jan 9, 2009
Publicly Available Date Oct 12, 2017
Journal Physics Letters B
Print ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 504
Issue 3
Pages 254-261
Keywords Extra-dimensions, Cosmology.
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