Unstable D-branes and string cosmology

Chanju Kim, Hang Bae Kim, Yoonbai Kim, O. Kab Kwon, Chong Oh Lee

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The cosmological implications of rolling tachyons are reported in the context of effective field theory. With a brief review of rolling tachyons in both flat and curved spacetimes, we study the string cosmological model with both tachyon and dilaton. In the string frame, flat space solutions of both initial-stage and late-time are obtained in closed form. In the Einstein frame, every expanding solution is decelerating. When a Born-Infeld U(1) gauge field is coupled, enhancement of the e-folding of the scale factor is also discussed by numerical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S181-S192
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue numberSUPPL.
StatePublished - Oct 2004


  • D-brane
  • String cosmology
  • Tachyon


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