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Tachyonic production of dark relics: a non-perturbative quantum study

  title={Tachyonic production of dark relics: a non-perturbative quantum study},
  author={Kimmo Kainulainen and Olli Koskivaara and Sami Nurmi},
: We study production of dark relics during reheating after the end of inflation in a system consisting of a non-minimally coupled spectator scalar field and the inflaton. We derive a set of renormalized quantum transport equations for the one-point function and the two-point function of the spectator field and solve them numerically. We find that our system can embody both tachyonic and parametric instabilities. The former is an expected result due to the non-minimal coupling, but the latter… 
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