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Simulations of the end of supersymmetric hybrid inflation and nontopological soliton formation.

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Journal publication date15/08/2005
JournalPhysical Review D
Journal number4
Original languageEnglish


We present two- and three-dimensional simulations of the growth of quantum fluctuations of the scalar fields in supersymmetric hybrid inflation models. For a natural range of couplings, subhorizon quantum fluctuations undergo rapid growth due to scalar field dynamics, resulting in the formation of quasistable nontopological solitons (inflaton condensate lumps) which dominate the postinflation era.