1 Introduction

The paper presents the transition of universe from early decelerating phase to current accelerating phase with viscous fluid and time dependent cosmological constant as source of matter in Bianchi-V space-time. To study the transit behaviour of universe, we have assumed the scale factor as increasing function of time which generates a time dependent deceleration parameter (DP). The study reveals that the cosmological term does not change its fundamental nature for = constant and , where is the coefficient of bulk viscosity. The is found to be positive and is decreasing function of time. The same is observed by recent supernovae observations. The physical behaviour of universe has been discussed in detail.

Cosmological constant dominated transit universe from early deceleration to current acceleration phase in Bianchi-V space-time

Anil Kumar Yadav

Department of Physics, Anand Engineering

College, Keetham, Agra - 282 007, India.

e-mail: abanilyadav@yahoo.co.in

Keywords: Cosmological constant, Bianchi-V space-time, deceleration parameter

PACS: 98.80.Es, 98.80-k

1 Introduction

One of the out standing problem in particle physics and cosmology is the cosmological constant problem: its theoretical expectation values from quantum field theory exceed observational limits by 120 orders of magnitude (Padmanabhan 2003). Even if such high energy are suppressed by super-symmetry, the electroweak corrections are still 56 orders highers. This problem was further sharpened by recent observation of supernova Ia (SN Ia), which reveal the striking discovery that our universe has lately been in its accelerated expansion phase (Riess et al. 1998; Perlmutter et al. 1999) cross checks from the cosmic background microwave radiation (CMBR) and large scale structure (LSS), all confirm this unexpected result (Riess et al. 2004; Astier et al. 2006). Numerous dynamical dark energy models have been proposed in the literature, such as quintessence (Ratra and Peebles 1988), phantom (Caldwell 2002), k-essence (Armendariz et al. 2000), tachyon (Padmanabhan 2002), DGP (Dvali et al. 2000) and chaplygin gas (Kamenshchik et al 2001). However, the simplest and most theoretically appealing candidate for dark energy is the vacuum energy (or the cosmological constant ) with a constant equation of state parameter equal to .

Experimental study of isotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) and speculation about the amount of helium formed at the early stages of the evolution of universe have stimulated theoretical interest in anisotropic cosmological models. At the present state of evolution, the universe is spherically symmetric and the matter distributed in it is on the whole isotropic and homogeneous. But in its early stages of evolution it could not have such a smoothed out picture because near the big bang singularity neither the assumption of spherical symmetry nor of isotropy can be strictly valid. Anisotropy of the cosmic expansion, which is supposed to be damped out in the course of cosmic evolution, is an important quantity. Recent experimental data and critical arguments support the existence of an anisotropic phase of the cosmic expansion that approaches an isotropic one. Therefore, it make sense to consider models of universe with anisotropic background. Here we confine ourselves of models of Bianchi-type V. Bianchi-V space-time has a fundamental role in constructing cosmological models suitable for describing the early stages of evolution of universe. In literature Collins (1974), Maarteens and Nel (1978), Camci at al. (2001), Pradhan and Rai (2004), Yadav (2009), Yadav et al. (2011) and Yadav (2011a) have studied anisotropic Bianchi-V models in different physical contexts. Saha (2006) has presented the quadrature form of metric functions for Bianchi-V model with perfect fluid and viscous fluid.

The investigation of relativistic cosmological models usually has the cosmic fluid as perfect fluid. However, these models do not incorporate dissipative mechanism responsible for smoothing out initial anisotropies. It is believed that during neutrinos decoupling, the matter behaved like a viscous fluid (Klimek 1976) in early stages of evolution. It has been suggested in large class of homogeneous but anisotropic universe, the anisotropy dies away rapidly. The most important mechanism in reducing the anisotropy is neutrinos viscosity at temperature just above K. It is important to develop a model of dissipative cosmological processes in general, so that one can analyze the overall dynamics of dissipation without getting lost in the detail of complex processes. Coley (1990) studied Bianchi-V viscous fluid cosmological models for barotropic fluid distribution. Murphy (1973) has investigated the role of viscosity in avoiding the initial big bang singularity. Padmanabhan and Chitre (1987) have shown that bulk viscosity leads to inflationary like solution. Pradhan et al (2004, 2005) investigated viscous fluid cosmological models in Bianchi-V space-time with varying . Recently Singh and Kale (2009, 2010), Yadav et al (2012) have studied bulk viscous cosmological models with variable and .

In this paper, we have studied the transit behaviour of universe with time dependent in Bianchi-V space-time. To study the transit behaviour of universe, we have assumed the scale factor as increasing function of time which generates a time dependent DP. The paper is organized as follows. In section 2, the model and generalized law for scale factor have been presented. The section 3 deals with field equations. Some particular models have been discussed in section 4 and section 5. The last section 6 contains the concluding remarks.

2 Model and generalized law for scale factor that yielding time dependent DP

We consider the space-time metric of spatially homogeneous and anisotropic Bianchi-V of the form


where , and are the scale factors in different spatial directions and is a constant.
We define the average scale factor of Bianchi-type V model as


The spatial volume is given by


Therefore, the generalized mean Hubble’s parameter read as


where , and are the directional Hubble’s parameters in the direction of , and respectively. An over dot denotes differentiation with respect to cosmic time t.

Since metric (1) is completely characterized by average scale factor therefore let us consider that the average scale factor is increasing function of time as following


where and are constant.
Such type of ansatz for scale factor has already been considered by Yadav (2012) which generalized the one proposed by Pradhan and Amirhashchi (2011). The proposed law (5) yields a time dependent DP which describes the transition of universe from early decelerating phase to current accelerating phase.

The value of DP (q) for model (1)is found to be


From equation (6), it is clear that the DP is time dependent. Also, the transition redshift from deceleration expansion to accelerated expansion is about . Now for a universe which was decelerating in past and accelerating at present time, DP must show signature flipping (Amendola 2003; Riess et al. 2001).

3 Field equations

For the bulk viscous fluid, the energy momentum tensor is given by


where is the energy density, is the effective pressure of the fluid, and is the fluid four velocity vector. In co moving system of co-ordinates, we have . The effective pressure is related to the equilibrium pressure p by (Yadav 2011b)


where is the coefficient of bulk viscosity that determines the magnitude of viscous stress relative to expansion.

The Einstein’s field equations with cosmological constant (in gravitational units , ) read as


The Einstein’s field equations (9) for the line-element (1) lead to the following system of equations


Combining equations (10)-(13), one can easily obtain continuity equation as


Integrating equation (14) and absorbing the constant of integration into or , we obtain


Subtracting equations (10) from (11), (10) from (12), (11) from (12) and taking second integral of each, we obtain the following three relations respectively


where , , , , and are constant of integrations.

From equations (16) - (19) and (5), the metric functions can be explicitly written as


where , with and .

The physical parameters such as scalar of expansion , spatial volume , anisotropy parameter , shear scalar and directional Hubble’s parameters are respectively given by


It is observed that the spatial volume is zero and expansion scalar is infinite at , which shows that the universe starts evolving with zero volume at initial epoch at with an infinite rate of expansion. The scale factor also vanish at initial moment hence the model has a point type singularity at . For , we get and , which implies the greatest value Hubble’s parameter and fastest rate of expansion of the universe. It is evident that negative value of would accelerate and increase the age of universe. Figure 1 shows the dynamics of DP versus cosmic time. It is observed that initially the DP evolves with positive sign but later on, DP grows with negative sign. This behaviour of DP clearly explain the decelerated expansion in past and accelerated expansion of universe at present as observed in recent observation of SN Ia. Thus the derived model can be utilized to describe the dynamics of the late time evolution of the observed universe.

In the derived model, the present value of DP is estimated as


Where is the present value of Hubble’s parameter and is the age of universe at present epoch. If we set in equation (30), we obtain which is exactly match with the observed value of DP at present epoch (Cunha et al. 2009). Thus we constraint and in the remaining discussions of the model and graphical representations of physical parameters.

Figure 2 depicts the variation of anisotropy parameter versus cosmic time. It is shown that decreases with time and tends to zero for sufficiently large times. Thus the anisotropic behaviour of universe dies out on later times and the observed isotropy of universe can be achieved in derived model at present epoch.

Figure 1: The plot of DP vs. time (t).
Figure 2: The plot of anisotropy parameter vs. time (t).

The effective pressure and energy density of the model read as


Equations (8) and (31) lead to


For the specification of , we assume that the fluid obey the equation of state of the form


where is constant. Thus, we can solve the cosmological parameters by taking different physical assumption on .

4 Model with constant coefficient of bulk viscosity

we assume that

Now, Equation (33), with use of equations (32) and (34) reduces to


Eliminating between equations (32) and (35), we get


From equation (36), we observe that the cosmological constant is decreasing function of time and it approaches a small positive value as time progresses (i. e. present epoch).

5 Model with bulk viscosity proportional to the energy density i. e.

We assume that


Firstly Murphy (1973) has constructed a class of viscous cosmological models with which possesses an interesting feature that the big bang type singularity of infinite space-time curvature does not occurs at finite past. Later on Pradhan et al (2004, 2005) presented bulk viscous cosmological models for in harmony with SN Ia observations.

Figure 3: The plot of cosmological constant vs. time (t).

Now, equation (33) with use of equations (32), (34) and (37) reduces to


Eliminating between equations (32) and (38), we obtain


From equation (39), it is observed that the cosmological term is positive and decreasing function of time (i. e. present epoch) which supports the result obtained from recent type Ia supernova observations (Riess et al. 1998; Perlmutter at al. 1997). The behaviour of cosmological constant is clearly shown in Figure 3. The models have non-vanishing cosmological constant and energy density as . It is well known that with the expansion of universe i. e. with the increase of time , the energy density decreases and becomes too small to be ignored.

We can express equations (10)(13) in terms of , and as


From equations (40) and (41), we obtain


which is Raychaudhuri’s equation for given distribution. Equation (42) shows that for , acceleration is initiated by bulk viscosity and term. In absence of bulk viscosity only contributes the acceleration that seems to relate with dark energy. It also shows that for a positive the universe may accelerate with the condition i. e. p is negative for positive energy density with a definite contribution of in the acceleration. In the observational front, the data set coming from supernova legacy survey (SNLS) show that the dark energy behaves in the same manner as that .

6 Concluding remarks

In this paper, we have presented the generalized law for scale factor in homogeneous and anisotropic Bianchi-V space-time that yields the time dependent DP, representing a model which generates a transition of universe from early decelerating phase to recent accelerating phase. The spatial scale factors and volume scalar vanish at . The energy density and pressure are infinite at this initial epoch. As , the scale factor diverge and , both tend to zero. and are very large at initial moment but decrease with cosmic time and vanish at . The model shows isotropic state in later time of its evolution. Also we observe that as . For , all matter and radiation is concentrated at the big bang epoch and the cosmic expansion is driven by the big bang impulse. The model has a point type singularity at the initial moment as the scale factors and volume vanish at . For , the model has no real singularity and energy density becomes finite. Thus the universe has non singular origin and the cosmic expansion is driven by the creation of matter particles. It has been observed that turns out to be constant. Thus the model approaches homogeneity and matter is dynamically negligible near the origin.

The cosmological constant given in sections and are decreasing function of time and they are approach a small positive value as time increases (i. e. present epoch). The value of cosmological constant for these models are supported by the results from recent supernovae observations recently obtained by the High-Z Supernovae Team and Supernovae Cosmological Project (Perlmutter et al. 1997, 1998, 1999; Riess et al. 1998, 2004). A positive cosmological constant resists the attractive gravity of matter due to its negative pressure. For most universes, the positive cosmological constant eventually dominates over the attraction of matter and drives the universe to expands exponentially. Thus, with our approach, we obtain a physically relevant decay law for the cosmological constant unlike other authors where adhoc laws were used to arrive at a mathematical expressions for decaying . Thus the derived models are more general than those studied earlier.


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