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Title: Mixed inflaton and spectator field models after Planck

We investigate the possibility that the primordial perturbation has two sources: the inflaton and a spectator field, which is not dynamically important during inflation but which after inflation can contribute to the curvature perturbation. We derive the constraints on the model by using recent Planck results on the spectral index, tensor-to-scalar ratio and nonlinearity parameters f{sub NL} and τ{sub NL} for the cases with and without specifying the inflation and spectator models. If one chooses the spectator to be the curvaton with a quadratic potential, non-Gaussianities can be computed and imply restrictions on possible values of the ratio of the spectator-to-inflaton power R. We also consider a mixed curvaton and chaotic inflation model and show that even quartic chaotic inflation is still feasible in the context of mixed models even with Planck data.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics and Helsinki Institute of Physics, FIN-00014, University of Helsinki (Finland)
  2. Department of Physics, Saga University, Saga 840-8502 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22282621
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2013; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; CHAOS THEORY; COSMOLOGY; INFLATIONARY UNIVERSE; INFLATONS; LIMITING VALUES; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PERTURBATION THEORY; POTENTIALS; SCALARS; TENSORS