3 years ago

Primordial Perturbation of Dark Matter as a Novel Probe of Very Early Universe.

Changhong Li

Dark matter(DM) is the only possible candidate which would be apart from the thermal equilibrium before Big Bang nucleosynthesis(BBN) in accordance with current DM searches. In this work, we report a generic scenario that primordial perturbation of dark matter(PPDM) can be, effectively, generated and encoded with primordial information of very early universe up to the reheating era. We present an analytical solution of the whole evolution of PPDM. A novel and strong constraint on the reheating process imposed by primordial gravitational wave(PGW) is obtained for the first time. It indicates the ratio of PGW to primordial curvature perturbation(PCP) is not only dependent on the slow-roll spectral index but also, strongly, on the decay process of inflaton at reheating. For very generic reheating process, our result provides a natural explanation of the paucity of PGW in current observations.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1710.10623

DOI: arXiv:1710.10623v2

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