Relaxion monodromy and the Weak Gravity Conjecture

  title={Relaxion monodromy and the Weak Gravity Conjecture},
  author={Luis E. Ib{\'a}{\~n}ez and Miguel Montero and {\'A}ngel M. Uranga and Irene Valenzuela},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
A bstractThe recently proposed relaxion models require extremely large trans-Planckian axion excursions as well as a potential explicitly violating the axion shift symmetry. The latter property is however inconsistent with the axion periodicity, which corresponds to a gauged discrete shift symmetry. A way to make things consistent is to use monodromy, i.e. both the axion and the potential parameters transform under the discrete shift symmetry. The structure is better described in terms of a 3… 

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