Inflation from superstring and M-theory compactification with higher order corrections

Kei Ichi Maeda*, Nobuyoshi Ohta

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We study time-dependent solutions in Mand superstring theories with higher-order corrections.We first present general field equations for theories of Lovelock type with stringy corrections in arbitrary dimensions. We then exhaust all exact and asymptotic solutions of exponential and power-law expansions in the theory with Gauss-Bonnet terms relevant to heterotic strings and in the theories with quartic corrections corresponding to the M theory and type II superstrings. We discuss interesting inflationary solutions that can generate enough e foldings in the early universe.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063520
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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