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Paper   IPM / Astronomy / 17338
School of Astronomy
  Title:   Multifield mimetic gravity
1.  Seyed A. Hosseini Mansoori
2.  A. Talebian
3.  Z. Molaee
4.  H. Firouzjahi
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Phys. Rev. D
  Vol.:  105
  Year:  2022
  Supported by:            ipm IPM
In this paper, we extend the mimetic gravity to the multi-field setup with a curved field space manifold. The multi-field mimetic scenario is realized via the singular limit of the conformal transformation between the auxiliary and the physical metrics. We look for the cosmological implications of the setup where it is shown that at the background level the mimetic energy density mimics the roles of dark matter. At the perturbation level, the scalar field perturbations are decomposed into the tangential and normal components with respect to the background field space trajectory. The adiabatic perturbation tangential to the background trajectory is frozen while the entropy mode perpendicular to the background trajectory propagates with the speed of unity. Whether or not the entropy perturbation is healthy directly depends on the signature of the field-space metric. We perform the full non-linear Hamiltonian analysis of the system with the curved field space manifold and calculate the physical degrees of freedom verifying that the system is free from the Ostrogradsky-type ghost

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