Dimopoulos, Konstantinos (2012) Statistical Anisotropy and the Vector Curvaton Paradigm. International Journal of Modern Physics D, 21 (3). pp. 1-26. ISSN 0218-2718Full text not available from this repository.
The vector curvaton paradigm is reviewed. The mechanism allows a massive vector boson field to contribute to or even generate the curvature perturbation in the Universe. Contribution of vector bosons is likely to generate statistical anisotropy in the spectrum and bispectrum of the curvature perturbation, which will soon be probed observationally. Two specific models for the generation of superhorizon spectra for the components of an Abelian vector field are analyzed. Emphasis is put on the observational signatures of the models when the vector fields play the role of vector curvatons. If future observations support the vector curvaton mechanism this will open a window into the gauge field content of theories beyond the standard model.
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Modern Physics D|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited On:||18 Apr 2012 11:37|
|Last Modified:||18 Apr 2016 12:13|
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