Dilatons in string cosmology

Nemanja Kaloper, Keith A. Olive

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We consider the evolution of the dilaton in a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker background by numerically integrating the equations of motion as determined by the low-energy expansion of the string theory action. We find that the dilaton may be fixed by either self-interaction terms providing a dilaton mass or decoupling in a radiation dominated Universe. We also comment on conditions applicable to an exponentially expanding phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-193
Number of pages9
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1993

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Funding Information:
The work of KAO was supportedi n part by DOE grantD E-AC02-83ER40105a nd by a Presidential Young InvestigatorA ward. The work of NK was supported in part by the University of MinnesotaD octoral DissertationF ellowship.


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