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Cosmological constraints on a unified dark matter-energy scalar field model with fast transition

I. Leanizbarrutia, A. Rozas-FernŠndez, I. Tereno

We test the viability of a single fluid cosmological model containing a transition from a dark-matter-like regime to a dark-energy-like regime. The fluid is a k-essence scalar field with a well-defined Lagrangian. We constrain its model parameters with a combination of geometric probes and conclude that the evidence for this model is similar to the evidence for ΛCDM. In addition, we find a lower bound for the rapidity of the transition, implying that fast transitions are favored with respect to slow ones even at background level.

Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics; General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology

Physical Review D
Volume 96, Issue 2, Page 10
2017 July

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Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia