Publication : t08/160

Propagators in Lagrangian space

Bernardeau F. (CEA, IPhT (Institut de Physique Théorique), F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Valageas P. (CEA, IPhT (Institut de Physique Théorique), F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
It has been found recently that propagators, e.g. the cross-correlation spectra of the cosmic fields with the initial density field, decay exponentially at large-k in an Eulerian description of the dynamics. We explore here similar quantities defined for a Lagrangian space description. We find that propagators in Lagrangian space do not exhibit the same properties: they are found not to be monotonic functions of time, and to track back the linear growth rate at late time (but with a renormalized amplitude). These results have been obtained with a novel method which we describe alongside. It allows the formal resummation of the same set of diagrams as those that led to the known results in Eulerian space. We provide a tentative explanation for the marked differences seen between the Eulerian and the Lagrangian cases, and we point out the role played by the vorticity degrees of freedom that are specific to the Lagrangian formalism. This provides us with new insights into the late-time behavior of the propagators.
Année de publication : 2008
Revue : Phys. Rev. D 78 083503 (2008)
DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevD.78.083503
Preprint : arXiv:0805.0805
Lien :
PACS : 98.80.-k, 98.80.Bp, 98.65.-r
Langue : Anglais

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