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Nonlinear Chaplygin gas cosmologies

P. P. Avelino, K. Bolejko, G. F. Lewis

We study the nonlinear regime of unified dark energy models, using generalized Chaplygin gas cosmologies as a representative example, and introduce a new parameter characterizing the level of small scale clustering in these scenarios. We show that viable generalized Chaplygin gas cosmologies, consistent with the most recent observational constraints, may be constructed for any value of the generalized Chaplygin gas parameter by considering models with a sufficiently high level of nonlinear clustering.

Physical Review D
Volume 89, Issue 10, Page 103004_1
2014 May

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Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia