3 years ago

Modulus D-term Inflation.

Ikumi Saga, Tatsuo Kobayashi, Kenji Kadota, Keigo Sumita

We propose a new model of single-field D-term inflation in supergravity, where the inflation is driven by a single modulus field which transforms non-linearly under the U(1) gauge symmetry. One of the notable features of our modulus D-term inflation scenario is that the global U(1) remains unbroken in the vacuum and hence our model is not plagued by the cosmic string problem which can exclude most of the conventional D-term inflation models proposed so far due to the CMB observations.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.05982

DOI: arXiv:1801.05982v1

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