U(1)B-L extra-natural inflation with Standard Model on a brane

Kazuyuki Furuuchi, Jackson M.S. Wu

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The interrelation between inflationary cosmology and new physics beyond the Standard Model (SM) is studied in a U(1)B-L extension of the SM embedded in a (4+1)-dimensional spacetime. In the scenario we study, the inflaton arises from the Wilson loop of the U(1)B-L gauge group winding an extra-dimensional cycle. Particular attention is paid to the coupling between the inflaton and SM particles that are confined on a brane localized in the extra dimension. We find that the inflaton decay channels are rather restricted in this scenario and the resulting reheating temperature is relatively low.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-61
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 05-02-2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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