Natural and multi-natural inflation in axion landscape

@article{Higaki2014NaturalAM,
  title={Natural and multi-natural inflation in axion landscape},
  author={Tetsutaro Higaki and Fuminobu Takahashi},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
  year={2014},
  volume={2014},
  pages={1-17}
}
  • Tetsutaro Higaki, Fuminobu Takahashi
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • A bstractWe propose a landscape of many axions, where the axion potential receives various contributions from shift symmetry breaking effects. We show that the existence of the axion with a super-Planckian decay constant is very common in the axion landscape for a wide range of numbers of axions and shift symmetry breaking terms, because of the accidental alignment of axions. The effective inflation model is either natural or multi-natural inflation in the axion landscape, depending on the… CONTINUE READING

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