# MSSM flat direction inflation: slow roll, stability, fine-tuning and reheating

@article{Allahverdi2006MSSMFD, title={MSSM flat direction inflation: slow roll, stability, fine-tuning and reheating}, author={Rouzbeh Allahverdi and Kari Enqvist and Juan Garc{\'i}a-Bellido and Asko Jokinen and Anupam Mazumdar}, journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics}, year={2006}, volume={2007}, pages={019 - 019} }

We consider low scale slow roll inflation driven by the gauge-invariant flat directions udd and LLe of the minimally supersymmetric standard model at the vicinity of a saddle point of the scalar potential. We study the stability of the saddle point and the slow roll regime by considering radiative and supergravity corrections. The latter are found to be harmless, but the former require a modest fine-tuning of the saddle point condition. We show that, while the inflaton decays almost instantly…

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