We consider 5-dimensional cosmological solutions of a single brane. The correct cosmology on the brane, i.e., governed by the standard 4-dimensional Priedmann equation, and stable compactification of the extra dimension is guaranteed by the existence of a nonvanishing T55 which is proportional to the 4-dimensional trace of the energy-momentum tensor. We show that this component of the energy-momentum tensor arises from the backreaction of the dilaton coupling to the brane. The same positive features are exhibited in solutions found in the presence of non-vanishing cosmological constants both on the brane (Λbr) and in the bulk (ΛB). Moreover, the restoration of the Friedmann equation, with the correct sign, takes place for both signs of Ag so long as the sign of Λbr is opposite ΛB in order to cancel the energy densities of the two cosmological constants. We further extend our single-brane thin-wall solution to allow a brane with finite thickness.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||From Fields to Strings|
|Subtitle of host publication||Circumnavigating Theoretical Physics: Ian Kogan Memorial Collection|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing Co.|
|Number of pages||28|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2005|