Oscillons from pure natural inflation

  title={Oscillons from pure natural inflation},
  author={Jeong-Pyong Hong and Masahiro Kawasaki and Masahito Yamazaki},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We examine the oscillon formation in a recently proposed inflation model of the pure natural inflation, where the inflaton is an axion that couples to a strongly coupled pure Yang-Mills theory. The plateau of the inflaton potential, which is favored by recent observations, drives the fragmentation of the inflaton and can produce spatially localized oscillons. We find that the oscillons are formed for $F\ensuremath{\lesssim}\mathcal{O}(0.1){M}_{\mathrm{pl}}$, with $F$ the effective decay… Expand

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