## Abstract

We investigated the behavior of an open isotropic universe generated by a scalar field which couples with background curvature nonminimally with the coupling constant ξ. In particular we focus on the situation where the initial value for the scalar field φ_{in} is greater than the critical value φ + ̂_{c} = m_{p}/√8πξ(1 -6ξ). The behavior is similar to an open de Sitter universe with k = -1 with a negative cosmological constant A < 0. It is found that the universe will collapse eventually to a singularity and thus has a finite extent in time in the future. Furthermore, there are some cases which shows a rebouncing behavior before the final collapse.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 46-50 |

Number of pages | 5 |

Journal | Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics |

Volume | 447 |

Issue number | 1-2 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1999 |

Externally published | Yes |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics