• Corpus ID: 239050545

# Inflation with $0 \leq c_{\rm s} \leq 1$

@inproceedings{Gorji2021InflationW,
title={Inflation with \$0 \leq c\_\{\rm s\} \leq 1\$},
author={Mohammad Ali Gorji and Hayato Motohashi and Shinji Mukohyama},
year={2021}
}
• Published 20 October 2021
• Physics
We investigate a novel single field inflationary scenario which allows a transition between a slow-roll k-inflation with $c_{\rm s}$ of order unity and a ghost inflation with $c_{\rm s} \simeq 0$, where $c_{\rm s}$ is the sound speed for the curvature perturbations. We unify the two phases smoothly by appropriately taking into account a higher derivative scordatura term, which is always there from the effective field theory point of view but which becomes important only in the \$c_{\rm s} \simeq…