Constraints on gravitino decay and the scale of inflation using CMB spectral distortions

@inproceedings{Dimastrogiovanni2016ConstraintsOG,
  title={Constraints on gravitino decay and the scale of inflation using CMB spectral distortions},
  author={Emanuela Dimastrogiovanni and Lawrence Maxwell Krauss and Jens Chluba},
  year={2016}
}
If local supersymmetry is the correct extension of the standard model of particle physics, then following Inflation the early universe would have been populated by gravitinos produced from scatterings in the hot plasma during reheating. Their abundance is directly related to the magnitude of the reheating temperature. The gravitino lifetime is fixed as a function of its mass, and for gravitinos with lifetimes longer than the age of the universe at redshift $z\simeq 2\times 10^{6}$ (or roughly… CONTINUE READING

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