Reheating as a surface effect

Enqvist, Kari and Kasuya, Shinta and Mazumdar, Anupam (2002) Reheating as a surface effect. Physical review letters, 89 (9). ISSN 1079-7114

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We describe a new mechanism for reheating the Universe through evaporation of a surface charge of a fragmented inflaton condensate. We show that for a range of Yukawa coupling of the inflaton to the matter sector evaporation gives rise to a much smaller reheat temperature compared to the standard perturbative decay. As a consequence, reheating through a surface effect could solve the gravitino and moduli over production problem in inflationary models without fine tuning the Yukawa sector.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical review letters
Additional Information: © 2002 The American Physical Society 4 pages
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 63496
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 03 May 2013 09:21
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 01:43

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