# Little inflatons and gauge inflation

@article{Kaplan2003LittleIA,
title={Little inflatons and gauge inflation},
author={David Elazzar Kaplan and Neal Weiner},
journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
year={2003},
volume={2004},
pages={005-005}
}
• 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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