Massive fermion production in nonsingular superstring cosmology

Shinji Tsujikawa, Hiroki Yajima

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Abstract

We study massive spin-1/2 fermion production in nonsingular superstring cosmology, taking into account one-loop quantum corrections to a superstring effective action with dilaton and modulus fields. While no creation occurs in the massless limit, massive fermions can be produced by the existence of a time-dependent frequency. Because of the increase of the Hubble expansion rate during the modulus-driven phase, the occupation number of fermions continues to grow until the point of the graceful exit, after which fermion creation ceases with the decrease of the Hubble rate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023519
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume64
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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