Superhorizon curvaton amplitude in inflation and pre-big bang cosmology

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We follow the evolution of the curvaton on superhorizon scales and check that the spectral tilt of the curvaton perturbations is unchanged as the curvaton becomes non-relativistic. Both inflation and pre-big bang cosmology can be treated since the curvaton mechanism within the two scenarios works the same way. We also discuss the amplitude of the density perturbations, which leads to some interesting constrains on the pre-big bang scenario. It is shown that within a SL(3,R) non-linear sigma model one of the three axions has the right coupling to the dilaton and moduli to yield a flat spectrum with a high string scale, if a quadratic non-perturbative potential is generated and an intermediate string phase lasts long enough.
TidsskriftNuclear Physics B
Udgave nummer1-2
Sider (fra-til)239-251
StatusUdgivet - 21. apr. 2003
Udgivet eksterntJa


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