Maxwell-modified metric affine gravity

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Cebecioğlu O., Kibaroglu S.

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, vol.81, no.10, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-021-09685-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, zbMATH, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


We present a gauge formulation of the special affine algebra extended to include an antisymmetric tensorial generator belonging to the tensor representation of the special linear group. We then obtain aMaxwellmodified metric affine gravity action with a cosmological constant term. We find the field equations of the theory and show that the theory reduces to an Einstein-like equation for metric affine gravity with the source added to the gravity equations with cosmological constant mu contains linear contributions from the new gauge fields. The reduction of the Maxwell metric affine gravity to Riemann-Cartan one is discussed and the shear curvature tensor corresponding to the symmetric part of the special linear connection is identified with the dark energy. Furthermore, the new gauge fields are interpreted as geometrical inflaton vector fields which drive accelerated expansion.