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Title: Magnetic fields from inflation?

Abstract

We consider the possibility of generation of the primordial magnetic field on inflation and show that the effect of the back reaction of this field can be very important. Assuming that the back reaction does not spoil inflation we find a rather strong restriction on the amplitude of the primordial field which could be generated on inflation. Namely, this amplitude recalculated to the present epoch cannot exceed 10{sup −32}G in Mpc scales. This field seems to be too small to be amplified to the observable values by a possible dynamo mechanism.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Arnold-Sommerfeld-Center for Theoretical Physics, Department für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Theresienstr. 37, D-80333 Munich (Germany)
  2. The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, Department of Physics, Stockholm University, AlbaNova University Center, SE-106 91 Stockholm (Sweden)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22273233
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2009; Journal Issue: 08; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; AMPLITUDES; ASTROPHYSICS; INFLATIONARY UNIVERSE; INFLATONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS

Citation Formats

Demozzi, Vittoria, Mukhanov, Viatcheslav, and Rubinstein, Hector, E-mail: vittoria.demozzi@physik.uni-muenchen.de, E-mail: viatcheslav.mukhanov@physik.uni-muenchen.de, E-mail: rub@fysik.su.se. Magnetic fields from inflation?. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2009/08/025.
Demozzi, Vittoria, Mukhanov, Viatcheslav, & Rubinstein, Hector, E-mail: vittoria.demozzi@physik.uni-muenchen.de, E-mail: viatcheslav.mukhanov@physik.uni-muenchen.de, E-mail: rub@fysik.su.se. Magnetic fields from inflation?. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2009/08/025.
Demozzi, Vittoria, Mukhanov, Viatcheslav, and Rubinstein, Hector, E-mail: vittoria.demozzi@physik.uni-muenchen.de, E-mail: viatcheslav.mukhanov@physik.uni-muenchen.de, E-mail: rub@fysik.su.se. 2009. "Magnetic fields from inflation?". United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2009/08/025.
@article{osti_22273233,
title = {Magnetic fields from inflation?},
author = {Demozzi, Vittoria and Mukhanov, Viatcheslav and Rubinstein, Hector, E-mail: vittoria.demozzi@physik.uni-muenchen.de, E-mail: viatcheslav.mukhanov@physik.uni-muenchen.de, E-mail: rub@fysik.su.se},
abstractNote = {We consider the possibility of generation of the primordial magnetic field on inflation and show that the effect of the back reaction of this field can be very important. Assuming that the back reaction does not spoil inflation we find a rather strong restriction on the amplitude of the primordial field which could be generated on inflation. Namely, this amplitude recalculated to the present epoch cannot exceed 10{sup −32}G in Mpc scales. This field seems to be too small to be amplified to the observable values by a possible dynamo mechanism.},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2009/08/025},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
number = 08,
volume = 2009,
place = {United States},
year = 2009,
month = 8
}
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