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Modular hybrid inflation without flat directions and the curvaton.

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Publication date2004
Host publication39th Rencontres De Moriond Workshop On Exploring The Universe: Contents And Structures Of The Universe
EditorsJ. Martin
<mark>Original language</mark>English


I study two-stage hybrid inflation driven by moduli fields, corresponding to flat directions of supersymmetry, lifted by supergravity corrections. The first stage corresponds to a period of either fast-roll or `locked' inflation, induced by an oscillating inflaton. This is followed by a second stage of fast-roll inflation. Enough total e-foldings to encompass the cosmological scales are achieved. Structure in the Universe is generated due to a curvaton field.

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