Anisotropic non-Gaussianity from vector field perturbations

Karciauskas, Mindaugas and Dimopoulos, Konstantinos and Lyth, David H. (2009) Anisotropic non-Gaussianity from vector field perturbations. Physical Review D, 80 (2). 023509. ISSN 1550-7998

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We suppose that a vector field perturbation causes part of the primordial curvature perturbation. The non-Gaussianity parameter f_NL is then, in general, statistically anisotropic. We calculate its form and magnitude in the curvaton scenario and in the end-of-inflation scenario. We show that this anisotropy could easily be observable.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review D
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qc
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 26900
Deposited By: Dr Konstantinos Dimopoulos
Deposited On: 14 Aug 2009 08:11
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2019 00:35

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