A viable D-term hybrid inflation model

Kenji Kadota, Tatsuo Kobayashi, Keigo Sumita

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    We propose a new model of the D-term hybrid inflation in the framework of supergravity. Although our model introduces, analogously to the conventional D-term inflation, the inflaton and a pair of scalar fields charged under a U(1) gauge symmetry, we study the logarithmic and exponential dependence on the inflaton field, respectively, for the Kähler and superpotential. This results in a characteristic one-loop scalar potential consisting of linear and exponential terms, which realizes the small-field inflation dominated by the Fayet-Iliopoulos term. With the reasonable values for the coupling coefficients and, in particular, with the U(1) gauge coupling constant comparable to that of the Standard Model, our D-term inflation model can solve the notorious problems in the conventional D-term inflation, namely, the CMB constraints on the spectral index and the generation of cosmic strings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number033
    JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 21


    • inflation
    • string theory and cosmology
    • supersymmetry and cosmology

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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