New twist to preheating

Shinji Tsujikawa*, Bruce A. Bassett

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Metric perturbations typically strengthen field resonances during preheating. In contrast we present a model in which the super-Hubble field resonances are completely suppressed when metric perturbations are included. The model is the nonminimal Fakir-Unruh scenario which is exactly solvable in the long-wavelength limit when metric perturbations are included, but exhibits exponential growth of super-Hubble modes in their absence. This gravitationally enhanced integrability is exceptional, both for its rarity and for the power with which it illustrates the importance of including metric perturbations in consistent studies of preheating. We conjecture a no-go result - there exists no single-field model with growth of cosmologically relevant metric perturbations during preheating.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043510
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Aug 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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