Kaluza-Klein anisotropy in the CMB

John D. Barrow*, Roy Maartens

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We show that 5-dimensional Kaluza-Klein graviton stresses can slow the decay of shear anisotropy on the brane to observable levels, and we use cosmic microwave background anisotropies to place limits on the initial anisotropy induced by these stresses. An initial shear to Hubble distortion of only ∼ 10-3 Ω0h0 2 at the 5D Planck time would allow the observed large-angle CMB signal to be a relic mainly of KK tidal effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-158
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2002


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