Behavior of chaotic inflation in anisotropic cosmologies with nonminimal coupling

Toshifumi Futamase, Tony Rothman, Richard Matzner

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We review the behavior of the chaotic inflationary scenario in the minimally coupled anisotropic case and in the nonminimally coupled isotropic case. In the former, anisotropy enhances inflation. In the latter, positive nonminimal coupling introduces a singularity at a critical point c in the scalar field. The exact value of c depends on the coupling parameter 3/4. This singularity cannot be exceeded, which precludes astrophysically sufficient inflation for 3/410-2. We extend the analysis to anisotropic Bianchi models where a second singularity c appears, which further prevents inflation in these models for 3/410-2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-411
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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