Generic scalar potentials for inflation in supergravity with a single chiral superfield

Sergei V. Ketov, Takahiro Terada

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We propose a large class of supergravity models in terms of a single chiral matter superfield, leading to (almost) arbitrary single-field inflationary scalar potentials similar to the F-term in rigid supersymmetry. Those scalar potentials are positively semi-definite (in our approximation), and can preserve supersymmetry at the end of inflation. The only scalar superpartner of inflaton is stabilized by a higher-dimensional term in the Kähler potential. We argue that couplings of the inflaton to other sectors of the particle spectrum do not affect the inflationary dynamics, and briefly discuss reheating of the universe by the inflaton decays.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • Cosmology of theories beyond the SM
  • Supergravity models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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