Entropy 2012, 14(11), 2302-2310; doi:10.3390/e14112302
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Viscosity in Modified Gravity

Received: 19 October 2012; in revised form: 6 November 2012 / Accepted: 8 November 2012 / Published: 12 November 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Modified Gravity: From Black Holes Entropy to Current Cosmology)
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Abstract: A bulk viscosity is introduced in the formalism of modified gravity. It is shownthat, based on a natural scaling law for the viscosity, a simple solution can be found forquantities such as the Hubble parameter and the energy density. These solutions mayincorporate a viscosity-induced Big Rip singularity. By introducing a phase transition inthe cosmic fluid, the future singularity can nevertheless in principle be avoided.
Keywords: modified gravity; cosmology; viscous cosmology
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Brevik, I. Viscosity in Modified Gravity. Entropy 2012, 14, 2302-2310.

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Brevik I. Viscosity in Modified Gravity. Entropy. 2012; 14(11):2302-2310.

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Brevik, Iver. 2012. "Viscosity in Modified Gravity." Entropy 14, no. 11: 2302-2310.


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