TY - JOUR
A2 - Kosmas, Theocharis
AU - Bernardini, A. E.
AU - Santos, J. F. G.
PY - 2014
DA - 2014/09/01
TI - C*ν*B Damping of Primordial Gravitational Waves and the Fine-Tuning of the C*γ*B Temperature Anisotropy
SP - 807857
VL - 2014
AB - Damping of primordial gravitational waves due to the anisotropic stress contribution owing to the cosmological neutrino background (CνB) is investigated in the context of a radiation-to-matter dominated universe. Besides its inherent effects on the gravitational wave propagation, the inclusion of the CνB anisotropic stress into the dynamical equations also affects the tensor mode contribution to the anisotropy of the cosmological microwave background (CγB) temperature. The mutual effects on the gravitational waves and on the CγB are obtained through a unified prescription for a radiation-to-matter dominated scenario. The results are confronted with some preliminary results for the radiation dominated scenario. Both scenarios are supported by a simplified analytical framework, in terms of a scale independent dynamical variable, kη, that relates cosmological scales, k, and the conformal time, η. The background relativistic (hot dark) matter essentially works as an effective dispersive medium for the gravitational waves such that the damping effect is intensified for the universe evolving to the matter dominated era. Changes on the temperature variance owing to the inclusion of neutrino collision terms into the dynamical equations result in spectral features that ratify that the multipole expansion coefficients ClT’s die out for l~100.
SN - 1687-7357
UR - https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/807857
DO - 10.1155/2014/807857
JF - Advances in High Energy Physics
PB - Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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