Coupling dark energy with standard model states

M C Bento, A E Bernardini, O Bertolami
2009 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
In this contribution one examines the coupling of dark energy to the gauge fields, to neutrinos, and to the Higgs field. In the first case, one shows how a putative evolution of the fundamental couplings of strong and weak interactions via coupling to dark energy through a generalized Bekenstein-type model may cause deviations on the statistical nuclear decay Rutherford-Soddy law. Existing bounds for the weak interaction exclude any significant deviation. For neutrinos, a perturbative approach
more » ... s developed which allows for considering viable varying mass neutrino models coupled to any quintessence-type field. The generalized Chaplygin model is considered as an example. For the coupling with the Higgs field one obtains an interesting cosmological solution which includes the unification of dark energy and dark matter.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/174/1/012060 fatcat:acnqpyl5ajbhbepn3pk5efnhmu