Aspects of hybrid inflation in supergravity

Kazunori Nakayama, Fuminobu Takahashi, Tsutomu T. Yanagida

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Abstract

We revisit the F-term hybrid inflation model in supergravity. In particular, we point out that a constant term in the superpotential has significant effects on the inflaton dynamics. It is shown that the hybrid inflation model suffers from several potential problems: tuning of the initial condition, gravitino overproduction and formation of cosmic strings, for both minimal and non-minimal Kähler potentials. These problems can only be avoided in gaugemediated SUSY breaking models where the gravitino is relatively light and the constant term in the superpotential is not important. Implications on the non-thermal leptogenesis scenario are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-49
Number of pages8
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number190
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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