McDonald, John (2004) Flat direction dynamics in a non-topological soliton-dominated universe. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2004 (8). 002. ISSN 1475-7516Full text not available from this repository.
In running mass inflation and hybrid inflation models it is possible that the inflaton field will fragment into non-topological solitons, resulting in a highly inhomogeneous post-inflation era prior to reheating. In supersymmetric models with a conventional homogeneous post-inflation era, the dynamics of flat direction scalars are determined by cH2 corrections to the mass squared terms (where ), coming from F-terms in the early universe combined with Planck-scale suppressed interactions. Here we reconsider the mass squared corrections for a universe dominated by inflatonic non-topological solitons. We show that in this case the dynamics of a coherently oscillating flat direction scalar are typically the same as for the case where there is no significant mass squared correction, even in the vicinity of the non-topological solitons. Therefore the dynamics of flat direction scalars in a universe dominated by inflatonic non-topological solitons are equivalent to the case c = 0 of a homogeneous universe.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||cosmology of theories beyond the SM ; physics of the early universe|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited On:||24 Feb 2009 13:20|
|Last Modified:||19 Jan 2017 01:29|
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