Primordial black holes from modified supergravity

Yermek Aldabergenov, Andrea Addazi, Sergei V. Ketov

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Abstract

The modified supergravity approach is applied to describe a formation of Primordial Black Holes (PBHs) after Starobinsky inflation. Our approach naturally leads to the two-(scalar)-field attractor-type double inflation, whose first stage is driven by scalaron and whose second stage is driven by another scalar field which belongs to a supergravity multiplet. The scalar potential and the kinetic terms are derived, the vacua are studied, and the inflationary dynamics of those two scalars is investigated. We numerically compute the power spectra and we find the ultra-slow-roll regime leading to an enhancement (peak) in the scalar power spectrum. This leads to an efficient formation of PBHs. We estimate the masses of PBHs and we find their density fraction (as part of Dark Matter). We show that our modified supergravity models are in agreement with inflationary observables, while they predict the PBH masses in a range between 10 16 g and 10 20 g. In this sense, modified supergravity provides a natural top-down approach for explaining and unifying the origin of inflation and the PBHs Dark Matter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number917
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume80
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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