# Clarifying inflation models: The precise inflationary potential from effective field theory and the WMAP data

@article{Cirigliano2005ClarifyingIM, title={Clarifying inflation models: The precise inflationary potential from effective field theory and the WMAP data}, author={D. Cirigliano and H. Vega and N. S{\'a}nchez}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2005}, volume={71}, pages={103518} }

We clarify inflaton models by considering them as effective field theories in the Ginzburg-Landau spirit. In this new approach, the precise form of the inflationary potential is constructed from the present WMAP data, and a useful scheme is prepared to confront with the forthcoming data. In this approach, the WMAP statement excluding the pure {phi}{sup 4} potential implies the presence of an inflaton mass term at the scale m{approx}10{sup 13} GeV. Chaotic, new and hybrid inflation models are… Expand

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