Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Mimetic gravity: mimicking the dynamics of the primeval universe in the context of loop quantum cosmology
Divisão de Astrofísica, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Av. dos Astronautas 1758, São José dos Campos, SP, 12227-010, Brazil
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Accepted: 30 March 2019
Published online: 6 April 2019
Mimetic gravity can be described as a formulation capable of mimicking different evolutionary scenarios regarding the universe dynamics. Notwithstanding its initial aim of producing a similar evolution to the one expected from the dark components of the standard cosmology, a recent association with loop quantum cosmology could also provide interesting results. In this work, we reinterpret the physics behind the curvature potential of mimetic gravity description of loop quantum cosmology. Furthermore, we also test the compatibility of our formulation for a Higgs-type field, proving that the mimetic curvature potential can mimic the dynamics from a Higgs inflationary model. Additionally, we discuss possible scenarios that emerge from the relationship between matter and mimetic curvature and, within certain limits, describe results for the primeval universe dynamics obtained by other authors.
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