Palatini formulation of modified gravity with ln R terms

Xin He Meng, Peng Wang

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Recently, corrections to the standard Einstein-Hilbert action are proposed to explain the current cosmic acceleration instead of introducing dark energy. We discuss the Palatini formulation of the modified gravity with a lnR term suggested by Nojiri and Odintsov. We show that in the Palatini formulation, the lnR gravity can drive a current exponential accelerated expansion and it reduces to the standard Friedmann evolution for high redshift region. We also discuss the equivalent scalar-tensor formulation of the theory. We indicate that the lnR gravity may still have a conflict with electron-electron scattering experiment which stimulates us to pursue a more fundamental theory which can give the lnR gravity as an effective theory. Finally, we discuss a problem faced with the extension of the lnR gravity by adding Rm terms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 25 Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes


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