Higgs Starobinsky inflation

Calmet, Xavier and Kuntz, Iberê (2016) Higgs Starobinsky inflation. European Physical Journal C, 76 (5). a289. ISSN 1434-6044

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In this paper we point out that Starobinky inflation could be induced by quantum effects due to a large non-minimal coupling of the Higgs boson to the Ricci scalar. The Higgs Starobinsky mechanism provides a solution to issues attached to large Higgs field values in the early universe which in a metastable universe would not be a viable option. We verify explicitly that these large quantum corrections do not destabilize Starobinsky's potential.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Richard Chambers
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 12:00
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2017 02:29
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/60825

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