Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Full linear perturbations and localization of gravity on f(R, T) brane
Institute of Theoretical Physics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, People’s Republic of China
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Accepted: 23 December 2016
Published online: 18 February 2017
We study the thick brane world system constructed in the recently proposed f(R, T) theories of gravity, with R the Ricci scalar and T the trace of the energy-momentum tensor. We try to get the analytic background solutions and discuss the full linear perturbations, especially the scalar perturbations. We compare how the brane world model is modified with that of general relativity coupled to a canonical scalar field. It is found that some more interesting background solutions are allowed, and only the scalar perturbation mode is modified. There is no tachyon state existing in this model and only the massless tensor mode can be localized on the brane, which recovers the effective four-dimensional gravity. These conclusions hold provided that two constraints on the original formalism of the action are satisfied.
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