Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
; Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Sch, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
We investigate a coupled quintessence scenario, which can provide a natural solution to the cosmic coincidence problem. We assume that the mass of dark matter particles depends on a power law function of the scalar held associated to dark energy and meanwhile the scalar field evolves in a power law potential. Since the dynamics of this system is dominated by an attractor solution, the mass of dark matter particles is forced to change with time as to ensure that the ratio between the energy densities of dark matter and dark energy becomes a constant at late times, and one thus solves the cosmic coincidence problem naturally. We then apply a statefinder diagnostic to this coupled quintessence scenario. It is shown that the evolving trajectory of this scenario in the s-r diagram is quite different from those of other dark energy models.