Baryon asymmetry in a heavy moduli scenario

Masahiro Kawasaki, Kazunori Nakayama

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Abstract

In some models of supersymmetry breaking, modulus fields are heavy enough to decay before big bang nucleosynthesis. But the large entropy produced via moduli decay significantly dilutes the preexisting baryon asymmetry of the Universe. We study whether the Affleck-Dine mechanism can provide enough baryon asymmetry which survives the dilution, and find several situations in which a desirable amount of baryon number remains after the dilution. The possibility of nonthermal dark matter is also discussed. This provides the realistic cosmological scenario with heavy moduli.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043502
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume76
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 3

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