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Probing the parameter space for an MSSM inflation and the neutralino dark matter

Allahverdi, Rouzbeh and Dutta, Bhaskar and Mazumdar, Anupam (2007) Probing the parameter space for an MSSM inflation and the neutralino dark matter. Physical Review D, 75 (7). ISSN 1550-7998

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    Abstract

    The flat directions LLe and udd within the minimal supersymmetric standard model provide all the necessary ingredients for a successful inflation with the right amplitude of the scalar density perturbations, negligible gravity waves and the spectral tilt within 2σ observed range 0.92≤ns≤1.0. In this paper we explore the available parameter space for inflation in conjunction with a thermal cold dark matter abundance within the minimal supergravity model. Remarkably for the inflaton, which is a combination of squarks and sleptons, there is a stau-neutralino coannihilation region below the inflaton mass 500 GeV for the observed density perturbations and the tilt of the spectrum. For such a low mass of the inflaton the LHC is capable of discovering the inflaton candidates within a short period of its operation. Inflation is also compatible with the focus point region which opens up for the inflaton masses above TeV. We show that embedding MSSM within SO(10) can naturally favor this region.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review D
    Additional Information: © 2007 The American Physical Society
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    ID Code: 31514
    Deposited By: Dr Anupam Mazumdar
    Deposited On: 27 Jan 2010 16:36
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 22 Aug 2013 10:10
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31514

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