Natural quintessence scenario in a brane world

Shuntaro Mizuno*, Kei Ichi Maeda

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We study a new quintessence scenario by a scalar field with an inverse-power potential based on the brane cosmology. We show that in the quadratic dominant stage, which generically appears in brane world cosmology, the density parameter of a scalar field Ωφ decreases regardless of the potential-term contribution. This feature enables us to impose natural initial condition. We also discuss the constraints on parameters for the natural and successful quintessence scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-258
Number of pages7
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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