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# Thick Brane Split Caused by Spacetime Torsion

Physical review D: Particles and fields 02/2012; 85(8). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.85.084033

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**ABSTRACT:**We use recent observations from solar system orbital motions in order to constrain f(T) gravity. In particular, imposing a quadratic f(T) correction to the linear-in-T form, which is a good approximation for every realistic case, we extract the spherical solutions of the theory. Using these spherical solutions to describe the Sun's gravitational field, we use recently determined supplementary advances of planetary perihelia, to infer upper bounds on the allowed f(T) corrections. We find that the maximal allowed divergence of the gravitational potential in f(T) gravity from that in the teleparallel equivalent of General Relativity is of the order of 6.2 \times 10^{-10}, in the applicability region of our analysis. This is much smaller than the corresponding (significantly small too) divergence that is predicted from cosmological observations, as expected. Such a tiny allowed divergence from the linear form should be taken into account in f(T) model building.Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 11/2012; 427(2):1555–1561. · 4.90 Impact Factor - [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]

**ABSTRACT:**This work deals with braneworld scenarios obtained from N real scalar fields, whose dynamics is generalized to include higher order power in the derivative of the fields. For the scalar fields being driven by nonstandard dynamics, we show how a first-order formalism can be obtained for flat brane in the presence of several fields. We then illustrate our findings investigating distinct potentials with one and two fields, obtaining stable standard and compact solutions in the braneworld theory. In particular, we have found different models describing the very same warp factor.Physical Review D. 06/2013; 88(4). -
##### Article: Exact charged black-hole solutions in D-dimensional f(T) gravity: torsion vs curvature analysis

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**ABSTRACT:**We extract exact charged black-hole solutions with flat transverse sections in the framework of D-dimensional Maxwell-f(T) gravity, and we analyze the singularities and horizons based on both torsion and curvature invariants. Interestingly enough, we find that in some particular solution subclasses there appear more singularities in the curvature scalars than in the torsion ones. This difference disappears in the uncharged case, or in the case where f(T) gravity becomes the usual linear-in-T teleparallel gravity, that is General Relativity. Curvature and torsion invariants behave very differently when matter fields are present, and thus f(R) gravity and f(T) gravity exhibit different features and cannot be directly re-casted each other.Journal of High Energy Physics 10/2012; 2013(2). · 5.62 Impact Factor

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