Scalar-field fluctuations and the baryon asymmetry of the Universe

K. Enqvist, K. W. Ng, K. A. Olive

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We consider the effects of scalar-field fluctuations produced during inflation on the baryon asymmetry of the Universe. The decay of squark and slepton fluctuations may generate a baryon asymmetry as in the Affleck-Dine scenario or fluctuations of more massive fields might inhibit or even wash away an asymmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2111-2115
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1988


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