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Title: Constraints on a mixed inflaton and curvaton scenario for the generation of the curvature perturbation

Abstract

We consider a simple supersymmetric grand unified model which naturally solves the strong CP and {mu} problems via a Peccei-Quinn symmetry and leads to the standard realization of hybrid inflation. We show that the Peccei-Quinn field of this model can act as a curvaton. In contrast to the standard curvaton hypothesis, both the inflaton and the curvaton contribute to the total curvature perturbation. The model predicts the existence of an isocurvature perturbation, too, which has mixed correlation with the adiabatic one. The cold dark matter of the Universe is mostly constituted by axions, which are produced at the QCD phase transition, plus a small amount of lightest sparticles. The predictions of the model are confronted with the first-year Wilkinson microwave anisotropy probe and other cosmic microwave background radiation data. We analyze in detail two representative choices of parameters for our model and derive bounds on the curvaton contribution to the adiabatic perturbation. We find that, for the choice which provides the best fitting of the data, the curvaton contribution to the amplitude of the adiabatic perturbation must be smaller than about 67% and the amplitude of the partial curvature perturbation from the curvaton smaller than 43.2x10{sup -5} (both at 95%more » confidence level). The best-fit power spectra are dominated by the adiabatic part of the inflaton contribution. We use Bayesian model comparison to show that this choice of parameters is disfavored with respect to the pure inflaton scale-invariant case with odds of about 50 to 1. For the second choice of parameters examined, the adiabatic mode is dominated by the curvaton, but this choice is strongly disfavored relative to the pure inflaton scale-invariant case (with odds of about 10{sup 7} to 1). We conclude that in the present framework the perturbations must be dominated by the adiabatic component from the inflaton.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Physics Division, School of Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124 (Greece)
  2. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield S3 7RH (United Kingdom)
  3. Departement de Physique Theorique, Universite de Geneve, 24 quai Ernest Ansermet, 1211 Geneva 4 (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20698236
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 70; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.70.123527; (c) 2004 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; AMPLITUDES; ANISOTROPY; AXIONS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CORRELATIONS; COSMIC RADIATION; COSMOLOGY; CP INVARIANCE; DISTURBANCES; GRAND UNIFIED THEORY; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PERTURBATION THEORY; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; RELICT RADIATION; SPARTICLES; SUPERSYMMETRY; UNIVERSE

Citation Formats

Lazarides, George, Ruiz de Austri, Roberto, and Trotta, Roberto. Constraints on a mixed inflaton and curvaton scenario for the generation of the curvature perturbation. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.70.123527.
Lazarides, George, Ruiz de Austri, Roberto, & Trotta, Roberto. Constraints on a mixed inflaton and curvaton scenario for the generation of the curvature perturbation. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.70.123527
Lazarides, George, Ruiz de Austri, Roberto, and Trotta, Roberto. Wed . "Constraints on a mixed inflaton and curvaton scenario for the generation of the curvature perturbation". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.70.123527.
@article{osti_20698236,
title = {Constraints on a mixed inflaton and curvaton scenario for the generation of the curvature perturbation},
author = {Lazarides, George and Ruiz de Austri, Roberto and Trotta, Roberto},
abstractNote = {We consider a simple supersymmetric grand unified model which naturally solves the strong CP and {mu} problems via a Peccei-Quinn symmetry and leads to the standard realization of hybrid inflation. We show that the Peccei-Quinn field of this model can act as a curvaton. In contrast to the standard curvaton hypothesis, both the inflaton and the curvaton contribute to the total curvature perturbation. The model predicts the existence of an isocurvature perturbation, too, which has mixed correlation with the adiabatic one. The cold dark matter of the Universe is mostly constituted by axions, which are produced at the QCD phase transition, plus a small amount of lightest sparticles. The predictions of the model are confronted with the first-year Wilkinson microwave anisotropy probe and other cosmic microwave background radiation data. We analyze in detail two representative choices of parameters for our model and derive bounds on the curvaton contribution to the adiabatic perturbation. We find that, for the choice which provides the best fitting of the data, the curvaton contribution to the amplitude of the adiabatic perturbation must be smaller than about 67% and the amplitude of the partial curvature perturbation from the curvaton smaller than 43.2x10{sup -5} (both at 95% confidence level). The best-fit power spectra are dominated by the adiabatic part of the inflaton contribution. We use Bayesian model comparison to show that this choice of parameters is disfavored with respect to the pure inflaton scale-invariant case with odds of about 50 to 1. For the second choice of parameters examined, the adiabatic mode is dominated by the curvaton, but this choice is strongly disfavored relative to the pure inflaton scale-invariant case (with odds of about 10{sup 7} to 1). We conclude that in the present framework the perturbations must be dominated by the adiabatic component from the inflaton.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.70.123527},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/20698236}, journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
issn = {0556-2821},
number = 12,
volume = 70,
place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {12}
}