Higgs mechanism and cosmological constant in N= 1 supergravity with inflaton in a vector multiplet

Yermek Aldabergenov, Sergey Vladimirovich Ketov

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Abstract

The N= 1 supergravity models of cosmological inflation with an inflaton belonging to a massive vector multiplet and spontaneous SUSY breaking after inflation are reformulated as the supersymmetric U(1) gauge theories of a massless vector superfield interacting with the Higgs and Polonyi chiral superfields, all coupled to supergravity. The U(1) gauge sector is identified with the U(1) gauge fields of the super-GUT coupled to supergravity, whose gauge group has a U(1) factor. A positive cosmological constant (dark energy) is included. The scalar potential is calculated, and its de Sitter vacuum solution is found to be stable.

Original languageEnglish
Article number233
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume77
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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