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Title: Large-scale anomalies from primordial dissipation

We analyze an inflationary model in which part of the power in density perturbations arises due to particle production. The amount of particle production is modulated by an auxiliary field. Given an initial gradient for the auxiliary field, this model produces a hemispherical power asymmetry and a suppression of power at low multipoles similar to those observed by WMAP and Planck in the CMB temperature. It also predicts an additive contribution to δT with support only at very small l that is aligned with the direction of the power asymmetry and has a definite sign, as well as small oscillations in the power spectrum at all l.
Authors:
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  1. Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, New York University, New York, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22369939
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:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ADDITIVES; ASYMMETRY; DENSITY; DISTURBANCES; MULTIPOLES; OSCILLATIONS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; PERTURBATION THEORY; SPECTRA