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Novel modified gravity braneworld configurations with a Lagrange multiplier

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

In this work, we deal with thick brane solutions in the warped five-dimensional braneworld scenario with a single extra spatial dimension of infinite extent, for a class of modified theories of gravity with a Lagrange multiplier. We first present the action, describe the gravity and field equations, outline a strategy to find explicit solutions and explore the stability of the gravitational sector. The investigation deals mainly with the construction of a first-order framework capable of using a single scalar field to simulate warp functions that appear in two-field models. In particular, we find specific symmetric and asymmetric brane configurations that engender asymptotic profiles with symmetric and asymmetric five-dimensional anti-de Sitter geometries. Thus, including a Lagrange multiplier unveils an alternative approach to induce brane structure using a single scalar field, tracing out new avenues of research in braneworld scenarios, naturally leading to interesting results for the localization of matter fields in the brane.

General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology

The European Physical Journal Plus
Volume 136, Number 321, Page 10
2021 March

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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