# Non-minimal Higgs inflation and non-thermal leptogenesis in a supersymmetric Pati-Salam model

## Abstract

We consider a supersymmetric (SUSY) Grand Unified Theory (GUT) based on the gauge group G{sub PS} = SU(4){sub C} × SU(2){sub L} × SU(2){sub R}, which incorporates non-minimal chaotic inflation, driven by a quartic potential associated with the Higgs fields involved in the spontaneous breaking of G{sub PS}. The inflationary model relies on renormalizable superpotential terms and does not lead to overproduction of magnetic monopoles. It is largely independent of the one-loop radiative corrections and can become consistent with the current observational data on the inflationary observables, with the symmetry breaking scale of G{sub PS} assuming its SUSY value. Within our model, the strong CP and the μ problems of the minimal SUSY standard model can be resolved via a Peccei-Quinn symmetry. Moreover baryogenesis occurs via non-thermal leptogenesis realized by the out-of-equilibrium decay of the right-handed neutrinos, which are produced by the inflaton's decay. We consider two versions of such a scenario, assuming that the inflaton decays to the lightest or to the next-to-lightest right-handed neutrino. Both scenaria can become compatible with the constraints arising from the baryon asymmetry of the universe, the gravitino limit on the reheating temperature and the upper bound on the light neutrino masses, provided thatmore »

- Authors:

- Publication Date:

- OSTI Identifier:
- 22279710

- Resource Type:
- Journal Article

- Journal Name:
- Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 2011; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1475-7516

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; BARYONS; CHAOS THEORY; COSMOLOGY; HIGGS BOSONS; HIGGS MODEL; INFLATIONARY UNIVERSE; INFLATONS; MAGNETIC MONOPOLES; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; NEUTRINOS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; POTENTIALS; RADIATIVE CORRECTIONS; RENORMALIZATION; STANDARD MODEL; SU-2 GROUPS; SUPERSYMMETRY; SYMMETRY BREAKING; UNIVERSE

### Citation Formats

```
Pallis, C., and Toumbas, N., E-mail: kpallis@auth.gr, E-mail: nick@ucy.ac.cy.
```*Non-minimal Higgs inflation and non-thermal leptogenesis in a supersymmetric Pati-Salam model*. United States: N. p., 2011.
Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2011/12/002.

```
Pallis, C., & Toumbas, N., E-mail: kpallis@auth.gr, E-mail: nick@ucy.ac.cy.
```*Non-minimal Higgs inflation and non-thermal leptogenesis in a supersymmetric Pati-Salam model*. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2011/12/002.

```
Pallis, C., and Toumbas, N., E-mail: kpallis@auth.gr, E-mail: nick@ucy.ac.cy. Thu .
"Non-minimal Higgs inflation and non-thermal leptogenesis in a supersymmetric Pati-Salam model". United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2011/12/002.
```

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@article{osti_22279710,
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title = {Non-minimal Higgs inflation and non-thermal leptogenesis in a supersymmetric Pati-Salam model},

author = {Pallis, C. and Toumbas, N., E-mail: kpallis@auth.gr, E-mail: nick@ucy.ac.cy},

abstractNote = {We consider a supersymmetric (SUSY) Grand Unified Theory (GUT) based on the gauge group G{sub PS} = SU(4){sub C} × SU(2){sub L} × SU(2){sub R}, which incorporates non-minimal chaotic inflation, driven by a quartic potential associated with the Higgs fields involved in the spontaneous breaking of G{sub PS}. The inflationary model relies on renormalizable superpotential terms and does not lead to overproduction of magnetic monopoles. It is largely independent of the one-loop radiative corrections and can become consistent with the current observational data on the inflationary observables, with the symmetry breaking scale of G{sub PS} assuming its SUSY value. Within our model, the strong CP and the μ problems of the minimal SUSY standard model can be resolved via a Peccei-Quinn symmetry. Moreover baryogenesis occurs via non-thermal leptogenesis realized by the out-of-equilibrium decay of the right-handed neutrinos, which are produced by the inflaton's decay. We consider two versions of such a scenario, assuming that the inflaton decays to the lightest or to the next-to-lightest right-handed neutrino. Both scenaria can become compatible with the constraints arising from the baryon asymmetry of the universe, the gravitino limit on the reheating temperature and the upper bound on the light neutrino masses, provided that the gravitino is somehow heavy. In the second scenario, extra restrictions from the SU(4){sub C} GUT symmetry on the heaviest Dirac neutrino mass and the data on the atmospheric neutrino oscillations can be also met.},

doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2011/12/002},

journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},

issn = {1475-7516},

number = 12,

volume = 2011,

place = {United States},

year = {2011},

month = {12}

}