Unifying inflation and dark matter with neutrino masses

Allahverdi, Rouzbeh and Dutta, Bhaskar and Mazumdar, Anupam (2007) Unifying inflation and dark matter with neutrino masses. Physical review letters, 99 (26). ISSN 1079-7114

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Abstract

We propose a simple model where a {\it gauge invariant inflaton} is responsible for cosmic inflation and generates the seed for structure formation, while its relic {\it thermal} abundance explains the missing matter of the universe in the form of cold dark matter. The inflaton self-coupling also explains the observed neutrino masses. All the virtues can be attained in a minimal extension of the Standard Model gauge group around the TeV scale. We can also unveil these properties of an inflaton in forthcoming space and ground based experiments.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical review letters
Additional Information: © 2007 The American Physical Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qc
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 31513
Deposited By: Dr Anupam Mazumdar
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2010 16:29
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2019 00:37
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31513

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