Publication : t11/099

Cosmological Large-scale Structures beyond Linear Theory in Modified Gravity

Bernardeau F. (CEA, IPhT (Institut de Physique Théorique), F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Brax P. (CEA, IPhT (Institut de Physique Théorique), F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
We consider the effect of modified gravity on the growth of large-scale structures at second order in perturbation theory. We show that modified gravity models changing the linear growth rate of fluctuations are also bound to change, although mildly, the mode coupling amplitude in the density and reduced velocity fields. We present explicit formulae which describe this effect. We then focus on models of modified gravity involving a scalar field coupled to matter, in particular chameleons and dilatons, where it is shown that there exists a transition scale around which the existence of an extra scalar degree of freedom induces significant changes in the coupling properties of the cosmic fields. We obtain the amplitude of this effect for realistic dilaton models at the tree-order level for the bispectrum, finding them to be comparable in amplitude to those obtained in the DGP model.
Année de publication : 2011
Revue : JCAP 1106 019 (2011)
DOI : 10.1088/1475-7516/2011/06/019
Preprint : arXiv:1102.1907
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Keywords : cosmologie, gravité modifiée, grandes structures de l'univers
Langue : Anglais

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