Is the cosmological dark sector better modeled by a generalized Chaplygin gas or by a scalar field? [CEA]

Both scalar fields and (generalized) Chaplygin gases have been widely used separately to characterize the dark sector of the Universe. Here we investigate the cosmological background dynamics for a mixture of both these components and quantify the fractional abundances that are admitted by observational data from supernovae of type Ia and from the evolution of the Hubble rate.

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S. Campo, J. Fabris, R. Herrera, et. al.
Tue, 14 Mar 17

Comments: 15 pages, 5 figures