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ID: 358605.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
Redshift-distance relations from type Ia supernova observations. New constraints on grey dust models
Authors:Robaina, A. R.; Cepa, J.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2007
Title of Journal:Astronomy and Astrophysics
Start Page:465
End Page:470
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Extinction due to intergalactic grey dust has been proposed as an alternative to accelerated expansion to account for the dimming of SnIa fluxes beyond z ~= 0.5. The "replenishing" grey dust model, although fitting the observational data, does not seem to be based on physical assumptions. For this reason, in this paper we propose a new grey dust model whose dust distribution follows the comoving SFR density evolution, a reasonably established phenomenon. This new model is compared with the updated photometric data sample from the High Z Supernova Search Team (HZT). Also, using pairs of supernovae at different redshifts, the possibility of any "patchy" distribution proposed to explain the discrepancies between the "high z" dust model and the SnIa observations at very high redshift (z >= 0.9) is ruled out. Finally, the data are compared with different models with and without dark energy and a best fit to a universe with adimensional parameters Omegam0 = 0.31 and OmegaLambda 0 = 0.69 is obtained, from which an age of the universe of t0 ~= 14.6 × 109 years is derived. This age is compatible with the age of the globular clusters using an equation of state omega = -1 and it obviates the need to resort to any kind of phantom energy.
Free Keywords:cosmological parameters; cosmology: theory; distance scale; galaxy: abundances
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie

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