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Isotropisation of flat homogeneous Bianchi type I model with a non minimally coupled and massive scalar field

Research paper by Stephane Fay

Indexed on: 16 Sep '05Published on: 16 Sep '05Published in: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology



Abstract

In previous works, we studied the isotropisation of Bianchi class A models with a minimally coupled scalar field. In this paper, we extend these results to the case of a non minimally coupled one. We first make the calculations in the Einstein frame where the scalar field is minimally coupled to the curvature but non minimally coupled to the perfect fluid. Then, we use a conformal transformation to generalise our results to a scalar field non minimally coupled to the curvature. Universe isotropisation for the Brans-Dicke and low energy string theories are studied.