Little inflatons and gauge inflation

  title={Little inflatons and gauge inflation},
  author={David Elazzar Kaplan and Neal Weiner},
  journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
  • D. Kaplan, N. Weiner
  • Published 4 February 2003
  • Physics
  • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Cosmological inflation gives a natural answer for a variety of cosmological questions, including the horizon problem, the flatness problem, and others. However, inflation yields new questions relating to the flatness of the inflaton potential. Recent studies of `little' fields, a special class of pseudo-Goldstone bosons, have shown it is possible to protect the mass of a field while still yielding order-one interactions with other fields. In this paper, we will show that `little inflatons' are… 
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