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Racetrack inflation with matter fields and cosmic strings

Brax, P.H., Van de Bruck, C., Davis, A.C., Davis, S.C., Jeannerot, R. and Postma, M. (2008) Racetrack inflation with matter fields and cosmic strings. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics , 7 (018). ISSN 1475-7516

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We consider the coupling of racetrack inflation to matter fields as realized in the D3/D7 brane system. In particular, we investigate the possibility of cosmic string formation in this system. We find that strings can form before or at the onset of racetrack inflation is possible, but they are then inflated away. Furthermore, string formation at the end of inflation is prevented by the presence of the moduli sector. As a consequence, no strings survive racetrack inflation.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2008 IOP. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > School of Mathematics and Statistics (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Mrs Megan Hobbs
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010 16:26
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 02:01
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2008/07/018
Status: Published
Publisher: IOP Science
Identification Number: 10.1088/1475-7516/2008/07/018
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10565

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