Moduli evolution in the presence of thermal corrections

Barreiro, T., de Carlos, B., Copeland, E.J. and Nunes, N.J. (2008) Moduli evolution in the presence of thermal corrections, 712, (2394), pp. 1-6. (arXiv:0712.2394v2 [hep-ph]).


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We study the effect of thermal corrections on the evolution of moduli in effective Supergravity models. This is motivated by previous results in the literature suggesting that these corrections could alter and, even, erase the presence of a minimum in the zero temperature potential, something that would have disastrous consequences in these particular models. We show that, in a representative sample of flux compactification constructions, this need not be the case, although we find that the inclusion of thermal corrections can dramatically decrease the region of initial conditions for which the moduli are stabilised. Moreover, the bounds on the reheating temperature coming from demanding that the full, finite temperature potential, has a minimum can be considerably relaxed given the slow pace at which the evolution proceeds.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): arXiv:0712.2394v2 [hep-ph]
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December 2007Submitted
23 September 2008Published
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 17:21
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