Density perturbations of thermal origin during inflation

Wolung Lee*, Li Zhi Fang


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We study thermally induced density perturbations during inflation. This scenario is characterized by two thermodynamical conditions: (1) The primordial perturbations originate in the epoch when the inflationary universe contains a thermalized heat bath. (2) The perturbations of the inflationary scalar field are given by the fluctuation-dissipation relation. We show that the spectrum of the primordial perturbations is of power law, but tilted, and there is a relation between the amplitude and the index of the power spectrum. Aside from the mass scale of the inflation, the amplitude-index relation does not depend on other parameters like g-factor. These results are found to be well consistent with observations of the temperature fluctuations of cosmic microwave background if the mass scale of the inflation is about 1015 GeV. Instead of the purely adiabatic case, the consequent density perturbation is an admixture of adiabatic and isocurvature one. Therefore, the detection of super-Hubble suppression of the spectrum would be effective for further discrimination between the thermally originated models and others.

頁(從 - 到)305-322
期刊International Journal of Modern Physics D
出版狀態已發佈 - 1997 6月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 數學物理學
  • 天文和天體物理學
  • 空間與行星科學


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