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    Pure geometric thick f(R)f(R)-branes: stability and localization of gravity

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    We study two exactly solvable five-dimensional thick brane world models in pure metric f(R)f(R) gravity. Working in the Einstein frame, we show that these solutions are stable against small linear perturbations, including the tensor, vector, and scalar modes. For both models, the corresponding gravitational zero mode is localized on the brane, which leads to the four-dimensional Newton's law; while the massive modes are nonlocalized and only contribute a small correction to the Newton's law at a large distance.Comment: 7 pages, 2 figures, improved version, accepted by Eur. Phys. J.

    KK-field kinks: stability, exact solutions and new features

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    We study a class of noncanonical real scalar field models in (1+1)(1+1)-dimensional flat space-time. We first derive the general criterion for the classical linear stability of an arbitrary static soliton solution of these models. Then we construct first-order formalisms for some typical models and derive the corresponding kink solutions. The linear structures of these solutions are also qualitatively analyzed and compared with the canonical kink solutions.Comment: 14 pages, 3 figure

    Tensor stability in Born-Infeld determinantal gravity

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    We consider the transverse-traceless tensor perturbation of a spatial flat homogeneous and isotropic spacetime in Born-Infeld determinantal gravity, and investigate the evolution of the tensor mode for two solutions in the early universe. For the first solution where the initial singularity is replaced by a regular geometric de Sitter inflation of infinite duration, the evolution of the tensor mode is stable for the parameter spaces α<1\alpha<-1, ω1/3\omega\geq-1/3 and α=1\alpha=-1, ω>0\omega>0. For the second solution where the initial singularity is replaced by a primordial brusque bounce, which suffers a sudden singularity at the bouncing point, the evolution of the tensor mode is stable for all regions of the parameter space. Our calculation suggests that the tensor evolution can hold stability in large parameter spaces, which is a remarkable property of Born-Infeld determinantal gravity. We also constrain the theoretical parameter λ1038m2|\lambda|\geq 10^{-38} \text{m}^{-2} by resorting to the current bound on the speed of the gravitational waves.Comment: 14 pages, added a general discussion on the tensor stability in Sec. 3, and added Sec. 5 on the parameter constraint, published versio