Inflaton decay through supergravity effects

@article{Endo2006InflatonDT,
  title={Inflaton decay through supergravity effects},
  author={Motoi Endo and Masahiro Kawasaki and Fuminobu Takahashi and Tsutomu. T. Yanagida},
  journal={Physics Letters B},
  year={2006},
  volume={642},
  pages={518-524}
}
We point out that supergravity effects enable the inflaton to decay into all matter fields, including the visible and the supersymmetry breaking sectors, once the inflaton acquires a non-vanishing vacuum expectation value. The new decay processes have great impacts on cosmology; the reheating temperature is bounded below; the gravitinos are produced by the inflaton decay in a broad class of the dynamical supersymmetry breaking models. We derive the bounds on the inflaton mass and the vacuum… Expand

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