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Is F-term hybrid inflation natural within minimal supersymmetric SO(10)?

G. Cacciapaglia 1 M. Sakellariadou
1 Théorie
IP2I Lyon - Institut de Physique des 2 Infinis de Lyon
Abstract : We examine whether F-term supersymmetric hybrid inflation can be embedded within the minimal SO(10) model, in a natural way. We show that none of the singlets of the Standard Model symmetries in the minimal set of SO(10) representations can satisfy the conditions which are necessary for a scalar field to play the role of the inflaton. As a consequence, one has to introduce an extra scalar field, which however may spoil the naturalness of inflation within the context of SO(10). Nevertheless, if we add an extra scalar field, we are then able to construct a model that can accommodate flat directions while it preserves the stability of the inflationary valley.
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G. Cacciapaglia, M. Sakellariadou. Is F-term hybrid inflation natural within minimal supersymmetric SO(10)?. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2014, 74, pp.2779. ⟨10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-2779-5⟩. ⟨in2p3-00834629⟩

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