English
 
User Manual Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact us
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT

Released

Journal Article

CBR temperature fluctuations induced by gravitational waves in a spatially closed inflationary universe

MPS-Authors
/persons/resource/persons40518

Allen,  Bruce
Observational Relativity and Cosmology, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

/persons/resource/persons40527

Koranda,  Scott
Observational Relativity and Cosmology, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

Locator
There are no locators available
Fulltext (public)

prd95-51-1553.pdf
(Publisher version), 2MB

Supplementary Material (public)
There is no public supplementary material available
Citation

Allen, B., Caldwell, R. R., & Koranda, S. (1995). CBR temperature fluctuations induced by gravitational waves in a spatially closed inflationary universe. Physical Review D, 51(4), 1553-1562. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.51.1553.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-5BA8-9
Abstract
Primordial gravitational waves are created during the de Sitter phase of an exponentially, expanding (inflationary) universe, due to quantum zero-point vacuum fluctuations. These waves produce fluctuations in the temperature of the cosmic background radiation (CBR). We calculate the multipole moments of the correlation function for these temperature fluctuations in a spatially closed Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) cosmological model. The results are compared to the corresponding multipoles in the spatially flat case. The differences are small unless the density parameter today, Ω0, is greater than 2.