We study brane-world preheating in a massive chaotic inflationary scenario where scalar fields are confined on the three-brane. Assuming that the quadratic contribution in energy densities dominates the Hubble expansion rate during preheating, the amplitude of the inflaton decreases slowly relative to the standard dustdominated case. This leads to an efficient production of -4 particles via the nonperturbative decay of the inflaton even if its coupling is of the order of g= 10~5. We also discuss massive particle creation heavier than the inflaton, which may play an important role for baryogenesis and leptogenesis scenarios.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)