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Title: Does Planck really rule out monomial inflation?

We consider the modifications of monomial chaotic inflation models due to radiative corrections induced by inflaton couplings to bosons and/or fermions necessary for reheating. To the lowest order, ignoring gravitational corrections and treating the inflaton as a classical background field, they are of the Coleman-Weinberg type and parametrized by the renormalization scale μ. In cosmology, there are not enough measurements to fix μ so that we end up with a family of models, each having a slightly different slope of the potential. We demonstrate by explicit calculation that within the family of chaotic φ{sup 2} models, some may be ruled out by Planck whereas some remain perfectly viable. In contrast, radiative corrections do not seem to help chaotic φ{sup 4} models to meet the Planck constraints.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. University of Helsinki and Helsinki Institute of Physics, P.O. Box 64, Helsinki, FI-00014 Finland (Finland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22370690
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 02; 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; BOSONS; CHAOS THEORY; COSMOLOGY; COUPLINGS; FERMIONS; POTENTIALS; RADIATIVE CORRECTIONS; RENORMALIZATION COSMOLOGICAL INFLATION