A built-in inflation in the f(T)-cosmology
© 2014, The Author(s). In the present work we derive an exact solution of an isotropic and homogeneous Universe governed by (Formula presented.) gravity. We show how the torsion contribution to the FRW cosmology can provide a unique origin for both early and late acceleration phases of the Universe. The three models (Formula presented.) show a built-in inflationary behavior at some early Universe time; they restore suitable conditions for the hot Big bang nucleosynthesis to begin. Unlike the standard cosmology, we show that even if the Universe initially started with positive or negative sectional curvatures, the curvature density parameter enforces evolution to a flat Universe. The solution constrains the torsion scalar (Formula presented.) to be a constant function at all time (Formula presented.), for the three models. This eliminates the need for dark energy (DE). Moreover, when the continuity equation is assumed for the torsion fluid, we show that the flat and closed Universe models violate the conservation principle, while the open one does not. The evolution of the effective equation of state (EoS) of the torsion fluid implies a peculiar trace from a quintessence-like DE to a phantom-like one crossing a matter and radiation EoS in between; then it asymptotically approaches a de Sitter fate.
Nashed, G. G.L. and El Hanafy, W., "A built-in inflation in the f(T)-cosmology" (2014). Centre for Theoretical Physics. 99.