Constraining F (R) bouncing cosmologies through primordial black holes

Banerjee S, Papanikolaou T, Saridakis EN (2022)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2022


Book Volume: 106

Article Number: 124012

Journal Issue: 12

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.106.124012


The phenomenology of primordial black hole (PBH) physics and the associated PBH abundance constraints can be used to probe the physics of the early universe. In this work, we investigate the PBH formation during the standard radiation-dominated era by studying the effect of an early F(R) modified gravity phase with a bouncing behavior which is introduced to avoid the initial spacetime singularity problem. In particular, we calculate the energy density power spectrum at horizon crossing time, and then we extract the PBH abundance in the context of peak theory as a function of the parameter α of our F(R) gravity bouncing model at hand. Interestingly, we find that to avoid gravitational-wave overproduction from an early PBH dominated era before big bang nucleosynthesis, α should lie within the range α≤10-19MPl2. This constraint can be translated to a constraint on the energy scale at the onset of the hot big bang phase, HRD∼α/2, which can be recast as HRD<10-10MPl.

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Banerjee, S., Papanikolaou, T., & Saridakis, E.N. (2022). Constraining F (R) bouncing cosmologies through primordial black holes. Physical Review D, 106(12).


Banerjee, Shreya, Theodoros Papanikolaou, and Emmanuel N. Saridakis. "Constraining F (R) bouncing cosmologies through primordial black holes." Physical Review D 106.12 (2022).

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