The running-mass inflation model and WMAP

Covi, Laura and Lyth, David H. and Melchiorri, Alessandro and Odman, C. J. (2004) The running-mass inflation model and WMAP. Physical Review D, 70 (12). ISSN 1550-7998

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We consider the observational constraints on the running-mass inflationary model, and, in particular, on the scale dependence of the spectral index, from the new cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy measurements performed by WMAP and from new clustering data from the SLOAN survey. We find that the data strongly constraints a significant positive scale dependence of n, and we translate the analysis into bounds on the physical parameters of the inflaton potential. Looking deeper into specific types of interaction (gauge and Yukawa) we find that the parameter space is significantly constrained by the new data, but that the running-mass model remains viable.

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