Inflation , braneworlds and quintessence

  • James E. Lidsey
  • Published 2001


Inflationary cosmology is developed in the second Randall–Sundrum braneworld scenario, where the accelerated expansion arises through potentials that are too steep to drive inflation in conventional cosmology. A relationship between the scalar and tensor perturbation spectra is derived that is independent of both the inflaton potential and the brane tension. It is found that a single field with an inverse power law potential can act as both the inflaton and the quintessence field for suitable values of the brane tension. PACS NUMBERS: 98.80.Cq Electronic mail: G.Huey @ Electronic mail:

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@inproceedings{Lidsey2001InflationB, title={Inflation , braneworlds and quintessence}, author={James E. Lidsey}, year={2001} }