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Thick brane structures in generalized hybrid metric-Palatini gravity

J. L. Rosa, D. A. D. Ferreira, D. Bazeia, F. S. N. Lobo

In this work, we study 5-dimensional braneworld scenarios in the scalar-tensor representation of the generalized hybrid metric-Palatini gravitational theory. We start by considering a model for a brane supported purely by the gravitational scalar fields of the theory and then consider other distinct cases where the models are also supported by an additional matter scalar field. We investigate the stability of the gravity sector and show that the models are all robust against small fluctuations of the metric. In particular, in the presence of the additional scalar field, we find that the profile of the gravitational zero mode may be controlled by the parameters of the model, being also capable of developing internal structure.

The European Physical Journal C
Volume 81, Issue 20
2021 January

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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