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Inflaton Condensate Fragmentation: Analytical Conditions and Application to α-Attractor Models

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Inflaton Condensate Fragmentation: Analytical Conditions and Application to α-Attractor Models. / Kim, Jinsu; McDonald, John.

In: Physical Review D, Vol. 95, No. 12, 123537, 30.06.2017.

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title = "Inflaton Condensate Fragmentation: Analytical Conditions and Application to α-Attractor Models",
abstract = "We study the stability of an inflaton condensate in the presence of attractive inflaton self-interactions, in order to determine analytical conditions on the self-interaction couplings under which the condensate undergoes fragmentation. As an application of our results, we consider the stability of the inflaton condensate in alpha-attractor inflation. We show that the stability of the condensate depends upon the value of a. For the T-model with n = 1, we find that it is unstable for alpha less than or similar to 10(-4). In this case it is expected that inflation will be followed by an oscillon-dominated era.",
author = "Jinsu Kim and John McDonald",
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month = jun,
day = "30",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevD.95.123537",
language = "English",
volume = "95",
journal = "Physical Review D",
issn = "1550-7998",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
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N2 - We study the stability of an inflaton condensate in the presence of attractive inflaton self-interactions, in order to determine analytical conditions on the self-interaction couplings under which the condensate undergoes fragmentation. As an application of our results, we consider the stability of the inflaton condensate in alpha-attractor inflation. We show that the stability of the condensate depends upon the value of a. For the T-model with n = 1, we find that it is unstable for alpha less than or similar to 10(-4). In this case it is expected that inflation will be followed by an oscillon-dominated era.

AB - We study the stability of an inflaton condensate in the presence of attractive inflaton self-interactions, in order to determine analytical conditions on the self-interaction couplings under which the condensate undergoes fragmentation. As an application of our results, we consider the stability of the inflaton condensate in alpha-attractor inflation. We show that the stability of the condensate depends upon the value of a. For the T-model with n = 1, we find that it is unstable for alpha less than or similar to 10(-4). In this case it is expected that inflation will be followed by an oscillon-dominated era.

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