Charge conservation and time-varying speed of light
Landau, Susana Judith
Sisterna, Pablo D.
It has been recently claimed that cosmologies with time dependent speed of light might solve some of the problems of the standard cosmological scenario, as well as in?ationary scenarios. In this letter we show that most of these models, when analyzed in a consistent way, lead to large violations of charge conservation. Thus, they are severly constrained by experiment, including those where c is a power of the scale factor and those whose source term is the trace of the energy-momentum tensor. In addition, early Universe scenarios with a sudden change of c related to baryogenesis are discarded.Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas