Multi-natural inflation in supergravity

Michael Czerny, Tetsutaro Higaki, Fuminobu Takahashi

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Abstract

We show that the recently proposed multi-natural inflation can be realized within the framework of 4D N = 1 supergravity. The inflaton potential mainly consists of two sinusoidal potentials that are comparable in size, but have different periodicity with a possible non-zero relative phase. For a sub-Planckian decay constant, the multi-natural inflation model is reduced to axion hilltop inflation. We show that, taking into account the effect of the relative phase, the spectral index can be increased to give a better fit to the Planck results, with respect to the hilltop quartic inflation. We also consider a possible UV completion based on a string-inspired model. Interestingly, the Hubble parameter during inflation is necessarily smaller than the gravitino mass, avoiding possible moduli destabilization. Reheating processes as well as non-thermal leptogenesis are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2014
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM
  • Supergravity Models

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Multi-natural inflation in supergravity. / Czerny, Michael; Higaki, Tetsutaro; Takahashi, Fuminobu.

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Czerny, Michael ; Higaki, Tetsutaro ; Takahashi, Fuminobu. / Multi-natural inflation in supergravity. In: Journal of High Energy Physics. 2014 ; Vol. 2014, No. 5.
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