Radiative inflation and dark energy
Di Bari, Pasquale, King, Stephen, Luhn, Christoph, Merle, Alexander and Schmidt-May, Angnis (2011) Radiative inflation and dark energy. Physical Review D, 84, (8), 083524-[8pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.84.083524).
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We propose a model based on radiative symmetry breaking that combines inflation with dark energy and is consistent with the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe 7-year regions. The radiative inflationary potential leads to the prediction of a spectral index 0.955≲nS≲0.967 and a tensor to scalar ratio 0.142≲r≲0.186, both consistent with current data but testable by the Planck experiment. The radiative symmetry breaking close to the Planck scale gives rise to a pseudo Nambu-Goldstone boson with a gravitationally suppressed mass which can naturally play the role of a quintessence field responsible for dark energy. Finally, we present a possible extra dimensional scenario in which our model could be realized
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.84.083524|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Physics and Astronomy > Theoretical Partical Physics Group
|Date Deposited:||30 May 2012 11:02|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 20:21|
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