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Title: Inflation with racetrack superpotential and matter field

Abstract

Several models of inflation with the racetrack superpotential for the volume modulus coupled to a matter field are investigated. In particular, it is shown that two classes of racetrack inflation models, saddle point and inflection point ones, can be constructed in a fully supersymmetric framework with the matter field F-term as a source of supersymmetry breaking and uplifting. Two models of F-term supersymmetry breaking are considered: the Polonyi model and the quantum corrected O'Raifeartaigh model. In the former case, both classes of racetrack inflation models differ significantly from the corresponding models with non-supersymmetric uplifting. The main difference is a quite strong dominance of the inflaton by the matter field. In addition, fine-tuning of the parameters is relaxed as compared to the original racetrack models. In the case of the racetrack inflation models coupled to the O'Raifeartaigh model, the matter field is approximately decoupled from the inflationary dynamics. In all of the above models the gravitino mass is larger than the Hubble scale during inflation. The possibility of having the gravitino much lighter than the Hubble scale is also investigated. It is very hard to construct models with light gravitino in which the volume modulus dominates inflation. On the other hand,more » models in which the inflationary dynamics is dominated by the matter field are relatively simple and seem to be more natural.« less

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Warsaw, ul. Hoża 69, PL-00-681 Warsaw (Poland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22272992
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2010; Journal Issue: 02; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1475-7516
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; APPROXIMATIONS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COSMOLOGY; INFLATIONARY UNIVERSE; MASS; POTENTIALS; SUPERSYMMETRY; SYMMETRY BREAKING; VISIBLE RADIATION

Citation Formats

Badziak, Marcin, and Olechowski, Marek. Inflation with racetrack superpotential and matter field. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2010/02/026.
Badziak, Marcin, & Olechowski, Marek. Inflation with racetrack superpotential and matter field. United States. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2010/02/026
Badziak, Marcin, and Olechowski, Marek. Mon . "Inflation with racetrack superpotential and matter field". United States. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2010/02/026.
@article{osti_22272992,
title = {Inflation with racetrack superpotential and matter field},
author = {Badziak, Marcin and Olechowski, Marek},
abstractNote = {Several models of inflation with the racetrack superpotential for the volume modulus coupled to a matter field are investigated. In particular, it is shown that two classes of racetrack inflation models, saddle point and inflection point ones, can be constructed in a fully supersymmetric framework with the matter field F-term as a source of supersymmetry breaking and uplifting. Two models of F-term supersymmetry breaking are considered: the Polonyi model and the quantum corrected O'Raifeartaigh model. In the former case, both classes of racetrack inflation models differ significantly from the corresponding models with non-supersymmetric uplifting. The main difference is a quite strong dominance of the inflaton by the matter field. In addition, fine-tuning of the parameters is relaxed as compared to the original racetrack models. In the case of the racetrack inflation models coupled to the O'Raifeartaigh model, the matter field is approximately decoupled from the inflationary dynamics. In all of the above models the gravitino mass is larger than the Hubble scale during inflation. The possibility of having the gravitino much lighter than the Hubble scale is also investigated. It is very hard to construct models with light gravitino in which the volume modulus dominates inflation. On the other hand, models in which the inflationary dynamics is dominated by the matter field are relatively simple and seem to be more natural.},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2010/02/026},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/22272992}, journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
issn = {1475-7516},
number = 02,
volume = 2010,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {2}
}