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Title: Moduli inflation in five-dimensional supergravity models

We propose a simple but effective mechanism to realize an inflationary early universe consistent with the observed WMAP, Planck and/or BICEP2 data, which would be incorporated in various supersymmetric models of elementary particles constructed in the (effective) five-dimensional spacetime. In our scenario, the inflaton field is identified with one of the moduli appearing when the fifth direction is compactified, and a successful cosmological inflation without the so-called η problem can be achieved by a very simple moduli stabilization potential. We also discuss the related particle cosmology during and (just) after the inflation, such as the (no) cosmological moduli problem.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, Waseda University, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22375744
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2014; 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; COMPACTIFICATION; COSMOLOGICAL INFLATION; COSMOLOGY; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; POTENTIALS; SPACE-TIME; SUPERGRAVITY; SUPERSYMMETRY; UNIVERSE