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Author Bogdanos, C. ♦ Dimitriadis, A. ♦ Tamvakis, K.
Source arXiv.org
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Date of Submission 2006-04-25
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword High Energy Physics - Theory ♦ physics:hep-th
Abstract We consider the problem of a scalar field, non-minimally coupled to gravity through a $-\xi\phi^{2}R$ term, in the presence of a Brane. Exact solutions, for a wide range of values of the coupling parameter $\xi$, for both $\phi$-dependent and $\phi$-independent Brane tension, are derived and their behaviour is studied. In the case of a Randall-Sundrum geometry, a class of the resulting scalar field solutions exhibits a folded-kink profile. We go beyond the Randall-Sundrum geometry studying general warp factor solutions in the presence of a kink scalar. Analytic and numerical results are provided for the case of a Brane or for smooth geometries, where the scalar field acts as a thick Brane. It is shown that finite geometries with warp factors that asymptotically decrease exponentially are realizable for a wide range of parameter values. We also study graviton localization in our setup and find that the localizing potential for gravitons with the characteristic volcano-like profile develops a local maximum located at the origin for high values of the coupling $\xi$.
Description Reference: Phys.Rev.D74:045003,2006
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 20


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