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No inflation in type IIA strings on rigid Calabi-Yau spaces
Tokyo Metropolitan Univ, Dept Phys, Minami Ohsawa 1-1, Hachioji, Tokyo 1920397, Japan..
KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA. Tokyo Metropolitan Univ, Dept Phys, Minami Ohsawa 1-1, Hachioji, Tokyo 1920397, Japan.;Tomsk Polytech Univ, Inst Phys & Technol, 30 Lenin Ave, Tomsk 634050, Russia.;.;Stockholm Univ, Roslagstullsbacken 23, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.;Univ Tokyo, Kavli Inst Phys & Math Universe IPMU, Chiba 2778568, Japan..
2017 (English)In: Progress in Medicinal Chemistry, ISSN 0079-6468, E-ISSN 2050-3911, no 8, article id 083E02Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We investigate whether cosmological inflation is possible in a class of flux compactifications of type IIA strings on rigid Calabi-Yau manifolds, when all perturbative string corrections are taken into account. We confine ourselves to the universal hypermultiplet and an Abelian vector multiplet, representing matter in four dimensions. Since all axions can be stabilized by D-instantons, we choose the dilaton and a Kahler modulus as the only running scalars. Though positivity of their scalar potential can be achieved, we find that there is no slow roll (epsilon > 13/6), and no graceful exit because the scalar potential has the runaway behavior resulting in decompactification. We conclude that it is impossible to generate phenomenologically viable inflation in the given class of flux compactifications of type IIA strings without explicit breaking of the N = 2 local supersymmetry of the low-energy effective action.

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Oxford University Press, 2017. no 8, article id 083E02
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-243523DOI: 10.1093/ptep/ptx094ISI: 000409186700012Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85062263501OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-243523DiVA, id: diva2:1287158
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