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Advances in Astronomy
Volume 2019, Article ID 8138067, 7 pages
Research Article

Tsallis Holographic Dark Energy with Granda-Oliveros Scale in ()-Dimensional FRW Universe

Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Damanhour University, Damanhour, Egypt

Correspondence should be addressed to Ayman A. Aly; hc.nrec@yla.namya

Received 22 October 2018; Accepted 27 December 2018; Published 10 January 2019

Guest Editor: Pedro H. R. S. Moraes

Copyright © 2019 Ayman A. Aly. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Based on Tsallis holographic dark energy model recently proposed by using the general model of the Tsallis entropy expression, we reconstruct cosmographic parameters, , and we study their evolution in spatially flat ()-dimensional Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universe using Granda-Oliveros scale. Our results show that the universe is in an accelerating expansion mode described by phantom-like behavior. We go further and study the state finder operators and the diagnostic to understand the behavior of our model. The stability of the system is also studied by using the square of speed of sound showing that our model is stable over the low range of red-shift considered. The results indicate that the entropy formalism will play an important role in understanding the dynamics of our universe.

1. Introduction

The study of accelerated expansion of the universe becomes one of the main hot topics in cosmology in the last few years [13]. Many theories are considered to explain this behavior. Actually, scientists believe that this accelerating behavior is mainly due to some repulsive gravity at large scale which is caused by a nonstandard component with negative pressure representing around two-thirds of universe known as dark energy . This accelerating behavior is characterized by equation of state (EoS) parameter which lies in a narrow region around the value EoS = -1. The region corresponding to EoS parameter -1 belongs to what is known as phantom dark energy (PDE) with an energy having positive energy density, but negative pressure. The PDE is theoretically proposed by some models like braneworlds models or scalar-tensor gravity model [411].

Recent observations by Planck 2015, Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO), Supernova Type Ia (SNIa), Large Scale Galaxy Surveys (LSS), and Weak Lensing (WL), show that is the best candidate to explain the present acceleration of the universe [13, 12].

An interesting work by M. Li [13] assumed a new dark energy model called holographic dark energy model (HDE) based on what is called holographic principle. In this model the future event horizon of the universe can be used as infrared cutoff. Actually, This model gives a good explanation for accelerated expansion nature of the universe and that fits the current observations. Tsallis and Cirto assumed some quantum modification for HDE by assuming that the black hole horizon entropy could be given by [14]where is an unknown constant and denotes the nonadditivity parameter chosen to have a positive value. By choosing and the Bekenstein entropy is easily recovered [14].

The holographic principle, which states that the number of degrees of freedom of a physical system should be scaled with its bounding area rather than with its volume [13], should be constrained by an infrared cutoff. Cohen et al. [15] proposed a relation between the system entropy and the IR and UV () cutoffs as [16]After combining (1) with (3), one findswhere stands for the energy density of vacuum which is denoted as , the energy density of dark energy. Using this inequality, a new Tsallis holographic dark energy density (THDE) is established as [14]

where is an unknown parameter [14]. In this work we will use the IR cutoff as Granda-Oliveros () scale which has the following form [17]:where and are two positive constant parameters and H is the Hubble parameter. By combining (4) with (23) one can write THDE in scale as

For flat case, which we are going to consider in this study, the best estimated values for and are and as mentioned in [18]. Actually, dark energy theories use Granda-Oliveros scale as IR scale depending only on local quantities; that way it is possible to avoid the causality problem; moreover it is also possible to obtain the accelerated expansion mode of the universe [17].

In this work we will study the Tsallis holographic together with (n+1)-dimensional universe to explore the nature of our universe.

This paper is organized as follows: In the next section the cosmological model is considered. In Section 2 cosmography is discussed. In Section 3, we study statefinder operators of our model. In Section 4 reconstructed cosmological parameters are deduced and then the stability of our model is assumed through the study of the square of speed of sound. Finally, the conclusion is presented.

2. The Cosmological Model

In this section, we are going to give a brief review about -dimensional FRW universe with Granda-Oliveros cutoff. The metric of -dimensional Lorentzian isotropic and homogeneous space-time is described by [19]where , is the cosmic time and is the metric of an -dimensional manifold with curvature for open, flat, and closed universe. Since is an -hyperboloid, then the flat space has metric on the form [19]where is the radial variable and is assumed to have a positive value and is the metric of -dimensional sphere. Inserting (7) and (8) into the Einstein field equations: where is the Einstein tensor, the universal gravitational constant, the cosmological constant, and the energy momentum tensor of an ideal fluid, we deducedandwhich is the Friedmann equation in (n+1)-dimensional universe. Here, the Hubble parameter is represented by , the dot represents the first derivative with respect to cosmic time , and the total energy density of the universe , and are the energy densities of and , respectively. Assuming a flat FRW universe , for DE-dominated universe filled with THDE, one can write after some algebraic stepsand this is the mathematical expression for the Hubble parameter for our model.

In all the analyses below we chose (red, blue, and black lines, respectively), also we consider the approximation and , present value of fractional is [14], and present value of Hubble is [20].

3. Cosmography

To get more information about the universe evolution we study the higher order time derivative of the scale factor called cosmographic parameters in framework of -dimensional FRW universe. In a cosmological terms the first five time derivatives of the scale factor are used to define Hubble, deceleration , jerk , snap , and lerk parameters, respectively, as [21] Hubble parameter has a dimension of the inverse of time, while the rest of the cosmographic parameters are dimensionless parameters. By integrating (12) with respect to the cosmic time, one can write the cosmic scale factor as

From observational and theoretical views the deceleration parameter is main indicator about the expansion or contraction of universe according to its sign. The third order derivative, the jerk parameter , represents the time variation of deceleration parameter. Since is observed, is used to predict the future of the universe. Actually the higher order derivatives like jerk and snap factors are mainly used to study the dynamics of the universe, because they could be related to the emergence of the sudden future singularities [21].

By using the relation between the cosmic time and the red-shift [22],Figure 1 represents the evolution of , , and against the red-shift. In Figure 1(a), we notice that and that agrees with the observation that constrains the necessary condition for continuous expansion as . In Figure 1(b), we notice that the jerk parameter at shows a decreasing behavior until approximately and then tends to have a constant value indicating that the rate of change of deceleration is constant, which is away from that is corresponding to ; this may indicates that our model is not a . In Figures 1(c) and 1(d) the snap and lerk factors fluctuate around the zero showing some discontinuity in behavior around and , respectively.

Figure 1: Evolution of (a) deceleration, (b) jerk, and (c) snap parameters (d) as function of red-shift for and .

4. Statefinder Operators

In this section, we review the geometrical statefinder operators which are used to understand the differences between different dark energy models. The general expressions take the following forms [23]:

By using (21) and (20), we plot the plane as shown in Figure 2(a), showing a decreasing behavior of our model over the given red-shift range. We observe that trajectory reaches the quadrant where is positive and is negative for all considered dimensions. Actually, we should point to the fact that represents a quintessence-like behavior but represents a phantom-like behavior of the model while the point (1,0) represents [23]. Now, we study a diagnostic parameter tool called [24]. This parameter is used to study different stages of the universe. The positive slope values of indicate phantom-like behavior while its negative values correspond to the quintessence region. The diagnostic is defined as

Figure 2: (a) The trajectories, (b) , (c) as function of red-shift for and .

From Figure 2(b) a positive slope value of indicates a phantom-like behavior representing a universe expansion without bound. By using the first order derivative of we can define another diagnostic parameter as [21]where and . The evolution of versus is shown in Figure 3(c). One can observe that the change in dimension has no effect on the behavior . We notice that shows an increasing behavior indicating that our model is not a model because .

Figure 3: Evolution of EoS as function of red-shift for and , (a) noninteracting and (b) interacting cases.

5. Reconstructed Cosmological Parameters

Now, we are going to study some reconstructed cosmological parameters for both noninteracting and interacting cases [25]; the continuity equation is given byand for dark-energy-dominated universe one can write (24) [26] asFor interacting case, one findswhere represents the interaction term which can be considered as an arbitrary function of cosmological parameters, like the Hubble parameter and energy densities of the model. We assume that classical interaction form for dark-energy-dominated universe [27], where is the coupling parameter between dark matter and dark energy and is constrained by experiment to be less than 0.025. Using (25) and (26)and for interacting caseFigure 3 shows the evolution of EoS as a function of for both noninteracting and interacting cases; one notice that indicating a phantom-like behavior and the universe expands without limit.

The fractional energy densities for DE, DM, and curvature parameter are given by the following quantities [28]:where indicates the critical energy density and G is the gravitational constant. By using (29) and (24), one can calculate the derivative of with respect to the cosmic time . Since , we can establish a mathematical expression for the fractional DE density asand for interacting caseWe notice from Figure 4(a) for noninteracting and Figure 4(b) for interacting cases that ; this positive increasing behavior indicates that the dark energy now is greater than before.

Figure 4: Evolution of fraction dark energy as function of red-shift for and , (a) noninteracting and (b) interacting cases.

6. Square Speed of Sound

Now we analyze the stability of our model by considering the quantity . It is known that the model is stable for while unstable for ; the general form of is defined as follows [29]. The growth of against is considered in Figure 5(a) for noninteracting and Figure 5(b) for interacting cases; we observe that , showing that the model under study is stable.

Figure 5: Evolution of square speed of sound as function of red-shift for and , (a) noninteracting and (b) interacting cases.

7. Conclusion

In current work, we consider a Tsallis holographic dark energy model (THDEM) to study the evolution of universe in the framework of -dimensional FRW universe with Granda-Oliveros scale as IR cutoff.

At early universe the energy was high and the universe is small so that our 4 dimensions should be replaced by a higher dimension analysis. Actually the main benefit of this work is to consider a higher dimension treatment by adding more spatial dimensions than the three known ones, making both the scale factor and Hubble parameter different and more general than those at normal dimensions. Generally, studying cosmology at higher dimensions is a good treatment to study late time accelerating expansion behavior of our universe. By applying the higher dimension mechanism for Tsallis holographic Dark Energy, assuming spatial dimensions with values n=3,4, and 5, the results obtained fit the observation.

To get further information about the universe behavior and discriminate between different DE models, we study the cosmographic parameters which are the higher order time derivative of scale factor , namely, deceleration , jerk , snap , and lerk factors. The results show that the universe is in an accelerating expansion mode since . The trajectory of is studied showing a decreasing behavior over the range considered. The diagnostic parameter , which is obtained from the Hubble parameter, shows a continuous increasing behavior with a positive slope indicating a phantom-like behavior. What is new in this work is the study of the diagnostic parameter which is obtained from first order derivative of -diagnostic, indicating that our model is not a model because . Some reconstructed cosmological parameters are established for both noninteracting and interacting cases, where the interaction term is considered to take the form to examine our model with respect to information extracted from observations. For the present values of the cosmic parameters a phantom DE universe is observed for both cases. Assuming a phantom scale we notice that is positive for both cases representing an increase in dark energy with time and this agrees with the cosmological observation. Actually, for a phantom dark-energy-dominated universe both of the cosmological scale factor and Hubble parameters grow rapidly, deceleration parameter becomes very negative, and the universe reaches the accelerated expansion epoch.

Finally, by using the constraints on the we studied the stability of the model using , and we find for both cases that over the red-shift range, so our model is stable which is missed in most of previous work in THDE model found in the literature. What is quite interesting is that our model gives a good consistency with observation so it can be considered to study the universe evolution.

Data Availability

No data were used to support this study.

Conflicts of Interest

There are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.


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