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MSSM flat direction inflation : slow roll, stability, fine tuning and reheating.

Allahverdi, Rouzbeh and Enqvist, Kari and Garcia-Bellido, Juan and Jokinen, Asko and Mazumdar, Anupam (2007) MSSM flat direction inflation : slow roll, stability, fine tuning and reheating. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2007 (6). 019. ISSN 1475-7516

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Abstract

We consider low scale slow roll inflation driven by the gauge-invariant flat directions udd and LLe of the minimally supersymmetric standard model at the vicinity of a saddle point of the scalar potential. We study the stability of the saddle point and the slow roll regime by considering radiative and supergravity corrections. The latter are found to be harmless, but the former require a modest fine-tuning of the saddle point condition. We show that, while the inflaton decays almost instantly, full thermalization occurs late, typically at a temperature T107 GeV, so that there is no gravitino problem. We also compute the renormalization group running of the inflaton mass and relate it to slepton masses that may be within the reach of the LHC and could be precisely determined in a future linear collider experiment.

Item Type: Article
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
ID Code: 31518
Deposited By: Dr Anupam Mazumdar
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2010 16:54
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:59
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31518

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