Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
An exotic k-essence interpretation of interactive cosmological models
Departamento de Física, Facultad de ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1428, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Accepted: 5 January 2016
Published online: 23 January 2016
We define a generalization of scalar fields with non-canonical kinetic term which we call exotic k-essence or, briefly, exotik. These fields are generated by the global description of cosmological models with two interactive fluids in the dark sector and under certain conditions they correspond to usual k-essences. The formalism is applied to the cases of constant potential and of inverse square potential and also we develop the purely exotik version for the modified holographic Ricci type (MHR) of dark energy, where the equations of state are not constant. With the kinetic function and the inverse square potential we recover, through the interaction term, the identification between k-essences and quintessences of an exponential potential, already known for Friedmann–Robertson–Walker and Bianchi type I geometries. Worked examples are shown that include the self-interacting MHR and also models with crossing of the phantom divide line (PDL).
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