Journal Article

Observational constraints on Chaplygin cosmology in a braneworld scenario with induced gravity and curvature effect

Kourosh Nozari, T. Azizi and N. Alipour

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 412, issue 4, pages 2125-2136
Published in print April 2011 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online April 2011 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.18027.x
Observational constraints on Chaplygin cosmology in a braneworld scenario with induced gravity and curvature effect

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We study cosmological dynamics and late-time evolution of an extended induced gravity braneworld scenario. In this scenario, curvature effects are taken into account via the Gauss–Bonnet term in the bulk action and there is also a Chaplygin gas component on the brane. We show that this model mimics an effective phantom behaviour in a relatively wider range of redshifts than previously formulated models. It also provides a natural framework for smooth crossing of the phantom-divide line due to presence of the Chaplygin gas component on the brane. We confront the model with observational data from Type Ia supernovae, cosmic microwave background and baryonic acoustic oscillations to constrain the model parameter space.

Keywords: cosmology: observations; cosmology: theory; dark energy

Journal Article.  4757 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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