Chern-Simons production during preheating in hybrid inflation models

  title={Chern-Simons production during preheating in hybrid inflation models},
  author={Juan Garcı́a-Bellido and Margarita Gar{\'c}ıa P{\'e}rez and Antonio Gonz{\'a}lez-Arroyo},
We study the onset of symmetry breaking after hybrid inflation in a model having the field content of the SU(2) gauge-scalar sector of the standard model, coupled to a singlet inflaton. This process is studied in (3+1)-dimensions in a fully non-perturbative way with the help of lattice techniques within the classical approximation. We focus on the role played by gauge fields and, in particular, on the generation of Chern-Simons number. Our results are shown to be insensitive to the various cut… CONTINUE READING

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