Affleck-Dine baryogenesis in effective supergravity Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigate the viability of Affleck-Dine baryogenesis in D=4, N=1 supergravity descending from string theory. The process relies on an initial condition where visible sector supersymmetric flat directions obtain tachyonic masses during inflation. We discuss this condition for a variety of cases where supersymmetry is broken during inflation by a geometric modulus or hidden sector scalar, and outline scenarios where the initial condition is satisfied. 2010 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Dutta, B., & Sinha, K.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Dutta, Bhaskar||Sinha, Kuver

publication date

  • November 2010