Temperature corrections, supersymmetric effective potentials and inflation
Abstract
We calculate the oneloop temperature corrections to general potentials in N = 1 supergravity, and study the conditions under which a new inflationary scenario is possible. The results are sensitive to the total number N of chiral superfields. For large N, we find that in "hidden sector" models supersymmetry must be broken at a scale governed by the energy density of the false vacuum: {m _{{3}/{2}}≳2√8π μ ^{2}}/{M _{p}}, where μ⋍(10 ^{3}10 ^{4})M _{p} in typical inflationary scenarios. We also discuss an alternative picture where inflation occurs at the preonic level, before the preonconfining phase transition.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics B
 Pub Date:
 1985
 DOI:
 10.1016/05503213(85)902251
 Bibcode:
 1985NuPhB.254..388B