Supersymmetric hybrid inflation with non-minimal Kähler potential

Bastero-Gil, M., King, S.F. and Shafi, Q. (2007) Supersymmetric hybrid inflation with non-minimal Kähler potential Physics Letters B, 651, (5-6), pp. 345-351. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2006.06.085).


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Minimal supersymmetric hybrid inflation based on a minimal Kähler potential predicts a spectral index ns0.98. On the other hand, WMAP three year data prefers a central value ns?0.95. We propose a class of supersymmetric hybrid inflation models based on the same minimal superpotential but with a non-minimal Kähler potential. Including radiative corrections using the one-loop effective potential, we show that the prediction for the spectral index is sensitive to the small non-minimal corrections, and can lead to a significantly red-tilted spectrum, in agreement with WMAP.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2006.06.085
ISSNs: 0370-2693 (print)
ePrint ID: 57041
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9 August 2007Published
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 17:40
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