Particle Physics Models of Inflation

  title={Particle Physics Models of Inflation},
  author={David H. Lyth},
  • D. Lyth
  • Published 16 February 2007
  • Physics
Inflation models are compared with observation on the assumption that the curvature perturbation is generated from the vacuum fluctuation of the inflaton field. The focus is on single-field models with canonical kinetic terms, classified as small- medium- and large-field according to the variation of the inflaton field while cosmological scales leave the horizon. Small-field models are constructed according to the usual paradigm for beyond Standard Model physics 

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    The European Physical Journal C
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