Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Brane worlds in gravity with auxiliary fields
Institute of Theoretical Physics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, People’s Republic of China
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Accepted: 12 January 2015
Published online: 10 February 2015
Recently, Pani et al. explored a new theory of gravity by adding nondynamical fields, i.e., gravity with auxiliary fields (Phys Rev D 88:121502, 2013). In this gravity theory, higher-order derivatives of matter fields generically appear in the field equations. In this paper we extend this theory to any dimensions and discuss the thick braneworld model in five dimensions. Domain wall solutions are obtained numerically. The stability of the brane system under tensor perturbations is analyzed. We find that the system is stable under tensor perturbations and the gravity zero mode is localized on the brane. Therefore, the four-dimensional Newtonian potential can be realized on the brane.
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