Vector curvaton without instabilities.

Dimopoulos, Konstantinos and Karciauskas, Mindaugas and Wagstaff, Jacques M. (2010) Vector curvaton without instabilities. Physics Letters B, 683 (4-5). pp. 298-301. ISSN 0370-2693

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Abstract

A vector curvaton model with a Maxwell kinetic term and varying kinetic function and mass during inflation is studied. It is shown that, if light until the end of inflation, the vector field can generate statistical anisotropy in the curvature perturbation spectrum and bispectrum, with the latter being predominantly anisotropic. If by the end of inflation the vector field becomes heavy, then particle production is isotropic and the vector curvaton can alone generate the curvature perturbation. The model does not suffer from instabilities such as ghosts and is the only concrete model, to date, which can produce the curvature perturbation without direct involvement of fundamental scalar fields.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physics Letters B
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qc
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 31663
Deposited By: Dr Konstantinos Dimopoulos
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2010 14:55
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2019 00:46
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31663

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