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Title: Supersymmetric B – L inflation near the conformal coupling

We investigate a novel scenario of cosmological inflation in a gauged B-L extended minimal supersymmetric Standard Model with R-symmetry. We use a noncanonical Kähler potential and a superpotential, both preserving the R-symmetry to construct a model of slow-roll inflation. The model is controlled by two real parameters: the nonminimal coupling ξ that originates from the Kähler potential, and the breaking scale v of the U(1)B-L symmetry. We compute the spectrum of the cosmological microwave background radiation and show that the prediction of the model fits well the recent Planck satellite observation for a wide range of the parameter space. We also find that the typical reheating temperature of the model is low enough to avoid the gravitino problem but nevertheless allows sufficient production of the baryon asymmetry if we take into account the effect of resonance enhancement. The model is free from cosmic strings that impose stringent constraints on generic U(1)B-L based scenarios, as in our scenario the U(1)B-L symmetry is broken from the onset.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic); Fukushia National College of Technology, Fukushima (Japan)
  2. Sungkyunkwan Univ., Suwon (South Korea)
  3. Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1197759
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-10ER41714
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 734; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
Netherlands
Language:
English