Synergistic warm inflation

Luis P. Chimento, Alejandro S. Jakubi, Diego Pavón, Norberto Zuccalá

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Abstract

We consider an alternative warm inflationary scenario in which n scalar fields coupled to a dissipative matter fluid cooperate to produce power-law inflation. The scalar fields are driven by an exponential potential and the bulk dissipative pressure coefficient is linear in the expansion rate. We find that the entropy of the fluid attains its asymptotic value in a characteristic time proportional to the square of the number of fields. This scenario remains nearly isothermal along the inflationary stage. The perturbations in energy density and entropy are studied in the long-wavelength regime and seen to grow roughly as the square of the scale factor. They are shown to be compatible with COBE measurements of the fluctuations in temperature of the CMB.
Original languageEnglish
Article number083510
Pages (from-to)835101-835109
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume65
Issue number8A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2002

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