We show that inflation which is dominated by the D-term density avoids the 'slow-roll' problem of inflation in supergravity. Such an inflationary scenario can naturally emerge in theories with non-anomalous or anomalous U(1) gauge symmetry. In the latter case the scale of inflation is fixed by the Green-Schwarz mechanism of anomaly cancellation. The crucial point is that the (super)gravity-mediated curvature of all the scalar fields (and, in particular, of the inflaton), which in the standard F-dominated case is of the order of the Hubble parameter, is absent in the D-term inflation case. The curvature of moduli and of all other flat directions during such an inflation crucially depends on their gauge charges.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|State||Published - Nov 14 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics