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Unifying inflation and dark matter with neutrino masses

Allahverdi, Rouzbeh and Dutta, Bhaskar and Mazumdar, Anupam (2007) Unifying inflation and dark matter with neutrino masses. Physical Review Letters, 99 (26). ISSN 1079-7114

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    Abstract

    We propose a simple model where a {\it gauge invariant inflaton} is responsible for cosmic inflation and generates the seed for structure formation, while its relic {\it thermal} abundance explains the missing matter of the universe in the form of cold dark matter. The inflaton self-coupling also explains the observed neutrino masses. All the virtues can be attained in a minimal extension of the Standard Model gauge group around the TeV scale. We can also unveil these properties of an inflaton in forthcoming space and ground based experiments.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review Letters
    Additional Information: © 2007 The American Physical Society
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    ID Code: 31513
    Deposited By: Dr Anupam Mazumdar
    Deposited On: 27 Jan 2010 16:29
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 06 Sep 2013 19:55
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31513

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