Gravitino production suppressed by dynamics of sgoldstino

Raymond T. Co, Keisuke Harigaya

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In supersymmetric theories, the gravitino is abundantly produced in the early Universe from thermal scattering, resulting in a strong upper bound on the reheat temperature after inflation. We point out that the gravitino problem may be absent or very mild due to the early dynamics of a supersymmetry breaking field, i.e. a sgoldstino. In models of low scale mediation, the field value of the sgoldstino determines the mediation scale and is in general different in the early Universe from the present one. A large initial field value since the era of the inflationary reheating suppresses the gravitino production significantly. We investigate in detail the cosmological evolution of the sgoldstino and show that the reheat temperature may be much higher than the conventional upper bound, restoring the compatibility with thermal leptogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number207
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Article funded by SCOAP3.

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  • Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM
  • Supergravity Models
  • Supersymmetry Breaking


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