Quintessence with quadratic coupling to dark matter

C. Bohmer, Gaby Calderacabral, N. Chan, R. Lazkoz, Roy Maartens

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We introduce a new form of coupling between dark energy and dark matter that is quadratic in their energy densities. Then we investigate the background dynamics when dark energy is in the form of exponential quintessence. The three types of quadratic coupling all admit late-time accelerating critical points, but these are not scaling solutions. We also show that two types of coupling allow for a suitable matter era at early times and acceleration at late times, while the third type of coupling does not admit a suitable matter era.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)083003
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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