Supersymmetry and inflation: A new approach

Burt A. Ovrut, Paul J. Steinhardt

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In this paper we present a systematic study of inflationary phase transitions in locally supersymmetric theories. We find that a successful inflationary universe scenario can be achieved but only when the transition is to a new (not O'Raifeartaigh-or or Fayet-Iliopoulos-) type of supersymmetry breaking state. The state is metastable but very long lived.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-168
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 15 1983
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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