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Universe, Vol. 4, Pages 149: Primordial Power Spectra from an Emergent Universe: Basic Results and Clarifications

Research paper by Killian Martineau, Aurélien Barrau

Indexed on: 20 Dec '18Published on: 18 Dec '18Published in: Universe



Abstract

Emergent cosmological models, together with the Big Bang and bouncing scenarios, are among the possible descriptions of the early Universe. This work aims at clarifying some general features of the primordial tensor power spectrum in this specific framework. In particular, some naive beliefs are corrected. Using a toy model, we investigate the conditions required to produce a scale-invariant spectrum and show to what extent this spectrum can exhibit local features sensitive to the details of the scale factor evolution near the transition time.