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Title: Higher order corrections in minimal supergravity models of inflation

We study higher order corrections in new minimal supergravity models of a single scalar field inflation. The gauging in these models leads to a massive vector multiplet and the D-term potential for the inflaton field with a coupling g{sup 2} ∼ 10{sup −10}. In the de-Higgsed phase with vanishing g{sup 2}, the chiral and vector multiplets are non-interacting, and the potential vanishes. We present generic manifestly supersymmetric higher order corrections for these models. In particular, for a supersymmetric gravity model −R+R{sup 2} we derive manifestly supersymmetric corrections corresponding to R{sup n}. The dual version corresponds to a standard supergravity model with a single scalar and a massive vector. It includes, in addition, higher Maxwell curvature/scalar interaction terms of the Born-Infeld type and a modified D-term scalar field potential. We use the dual version of the model to argue that higher order corrections do not affect the last 60 e-foldings of inflation; for example the ξR{sup 4} correction is irrelevant as long as ξ < 10{sup 24}.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Physics Department, Theory Unit, CERN, Geneva 23, CH 1211 (Switzerland)
  2. Department of Physics and SITP, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 94305 (United States)
  3. CCPP, Department of Physics, NYU 4 Washington Pl. New York, NY, 10016 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22369904
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2013; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; BORN-INFELD THEORY; CHIRALITY; CORRECTIONS; COUPLING; GRAVITATION; HIGGS BOSONS; HIGGS MODEL; SCALAR FIELDS; SUPERGRAVITY; SUPERSYMMETRY