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On the observability of coupled dark energy with cosmic voids.

Abstract : Taking N-body simulations with volumes and particle densities tuned to match the sloan digital sky survey DR7 spectroscopic main sample, we assess the ability of current void catalogues to distinguish a model of coupled dark matter-dark energy from Λ cold dark matter cosmology using properties of cosmic voids. Identifying voids with the VIDE toolkit, we find no statistically significant differences in the ellipticities, but find that coupling produces a population of significantly larger voids, possibly explaining the recent result of Tavasoli et al. In addition, we use the universal density profile of Hamaus et al. to quantify the relationship between coupling and density profile shape, finding that the coupling produces broader, shallower, undercompensated profiles for large voids by thinning the walls between adjacent medium-scale voids. We find that these differences are potentially measurable with existing void catalogues once effects from survey geometries and peculiar velocities are taken into account.
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P. M. Sutter, E. Carlesi, B. D. Wandelt, A. Knebe. On the observability of coupled dark energy with cosmic voids.. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 2015, 446, pp.L1-L5. ⟨10.1093/mnrasl/slu155⟩. ⟨insu-03644779⟩

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