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Baryogenesis in theories with large extra spatial dimensions

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Journal publication date10/12/2001
JournalNuclear Physics B
Journal number1-2
Volume618
Number of pages24
Pages277-300
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We describe a simple and predictive scenario for baryogenesis in theories with large extra dimensions which resembles Affleck-Dine baryogenesis. The Affleck-Dine field is a complex scalar field carrying a $U(1)_{\chi}$ charge which is dynamically broken after the end of inflation. This generates an excess of $\chi$ over $\bar \chi$, which then decays into Standard Model fermions to produce an excess of baryons over anti-baryons. Our model is very constrained because the Affleck-Dine field has to be sufficiently flat during inflation. It is also a source for density fluctuations which can be tested in the coming satellite and balloon experiments.

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