Moduli oscillation induced by reheating

Daisuke Hagihara, Koichi Hamaguchi, Kazunori Nakayama

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We estimate the abundance of the coherent oscillation of moduli, which linearly couple to matter fields through higher dimensional operators. During the (p)reheating after inflation, matter particles are efficiently produced and it can affect the moduli potential in a non-adiabatic way, which results in the coherent oscillation of the moduli. In particular, such effects are most important at the very beginning of the (p)reheating. It is found that this production mechanism is so efficient that a successful evolution of the universe can be threatened even if the moduli mass is larger than the Hubble scale.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 13
Externally publishedYes


  • cosmology of theories beyond the SM
  • particle physics - cosmology connection
  • physics of the early universe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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