Generation of electromagnetic fields in string cosmology with a massive scalar field on the anti-D-brane

Mohammad R. Garousi, M. Sami, Shinji Tsujikawa

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Abstract

We study the generation of electromagnetic fields in a string-inspired scenario associated with a rolling massive scalar field φ on the anti-D3 branes of KKLT de Sitter vacua. The 4-dimensional DBI type effective action naturally gives rise to the coupling between the gauge fields and the inflaton φ, which leads to the production of cosmological magnetic fields during inflation due to the breaking of conformal invariance. We find that the amplitude of magnetic fields at decoupling epoch can be larger than the limiting seed value required for the galactic dynamo. We also discuss the mechanism of reheating in our scenario and show that gauge fields are sufficiently enhanced for the modes deep inside the Hubble radius with an energy density greater than that of the inflaton.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume606
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 20
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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