[1106.0328] R^n gravity and the chameleon

Authors: Valerio Faraoni (Bishop's University)

Date: 1 Jun 2011

Abstract: The Solar System bounds on Rˆn gravity are often ignored in the literature by invoking the chameleon mechanism. We show that in order for the latter to work, the exponent n must be ridicolously close to unity and, therefore, these theories are severely constrained.

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Jun 03, 2011

1106.0328 (/preprints)
2011-06-03, 21:50 [edit]

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