Limit on the time variation of the fine structure constant driven by quintessence

Wo-Lung Lee, Kin Wang Ng, Da Shin Lee

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Abstract

We study the time variation of the fine structure constant driven by quintessential dark energy which is coupled to electromagnetism. By employing phenomenological quintessential models which provide the scalar field with maximal dynamics and satisfy the constraints from SNIa observations and the WMAP, we show that the fifth force experiments restrict the variation of the value of α at the decoupling epoch with respect to the present-day value from being less than about 0.1%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1089-1092
Number of pages4
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Volume19
Issue number13-16
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May 30

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Keywords

  • Darke energy
  • Fine structure constant
  • Quintessence

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Limit on the time variation of the fine structure constant driven by quintessence. / Lee, Wo-Lung; Ng, Kin Wang; Lee, Da Shin.

In: Modern Physics Letters A, Vol. 19, No. 13-16, 30.05.2004, p. 1089-1092.

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Lee, Wo-Lung ; Ng, Kin Wang ; Lee, Da Shin. / Limit on the time variation of the fine structure constant driven by quintessence. In: Modern Physics Letters A. 2004 ; Vol. 19, No. 13-16. pp. 1089-1092.
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