Reheating after inflation
Abstract
A numerical analysis of reheating is performed for a classical scalar field with exponentially flat potential. An operational definition of the reheating time is given involving the gradient contribution to the inflation field energy. For the parameter range studied the product of reheating time and Hubble constant H is found to be of order one, being approximately independent of the value of H.
 Publication:

Classical and Quantum Gravity
 Pub Date:
 September 1986
 DOI:
 10.1088/02649381/3/5/011
 Bibcode:
 1986CQGra...3..811K
 Keywords:

 Cosmology;
 Elementary Particles;
 Field Theory (Physics);
 Particle Theory;
 Thermodynamics;
 Energy Transfer;
 Hubble Constant;
 Astrophysics