Haloes and voids in f(R) gravity

Baojiu Li, Gong-bo Zhao, Kazuya Koyama

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In this paper, we study the distribution of dark matter halos and voids using high resolution simulations in f(R) gravity models with the chameleon mechanism to screen the fifth force in dense environment. For dark matter halos, we show that the semi-analytic thin shell condition, with a suitably-defined environment, provides a good approximation to describe the mass and environmental dependence of the screening of the fifth force in halos. Due to stronger gravity, there are far more massive halos and large voids in f(R) models compared with the \Lambda CDM model. The numbers of voids with an effective radius of 15Mpc/h are twice and four times as many as those in \Lambda CDM for f(R) models with |f_{R0}|=1e-5 and 1e-4 respectively. This provides a new means to test the models using the upcoming observational data. We also find that halos inside voids are all unscreened in our simulations, which are ideal objects for the gravity test.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3481-3487
Number of pages7
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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