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Reheating in Inflationary Cosmology:Theory and Applications

Allahverdi, Rouzbeh and Brandenberger, Robert and Cyr-Racine, Francis-Yan and Mazumdar, Anupam (2010) Reheating in Inflationary Cosmology:Theory and Applications. Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science, 60. pp. 27-51. ISSN 0163-8998

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Abstract

Reheating is an important part of inflationary cosmology. It describes the production of Standard Matter particles after the phase of accelerated expansion. We give a review of the reheating process, focusing on an in-depth discussion of the preheating stage which is characterized by exponential particle production due to a parametric resonance or tachyonic instability. We give a brief overview of the thermalization process after preheating and end with a survey of some applications to supersymmetric theories and to other issues in cosmology such as baryogenesis, dark matter and metric preheating.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
Additional Information: Draft of commissioned review article for Annual Reviews of Nuclear and Particle Science, comments welcome! A few references added in this version
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 31501
Deposited By: Dr Anupam Mazumdar
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2010 15:10
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 03:40
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31501

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