Narrowing the window of inflationary magnetogenesis

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Markkanen , T , Nurmi , S , Räsänen , S & Vennin , V 2017 , ' Narrowing the window of inflationary magnetogenesis ' , Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics , vol. 2017 , no. 06 , 035 .

Title: Narrowing the window of inflationary magnetogenesis
Author: Markkanen, Tommi; Nurmi, Sami; Räsänen, Syksy; Vennin, Vincent
Contributor organization: Department of Physics
Helsinki Institute of Physics
Date: 2017-06
Language: eng
Number of pages: 22
Belongs to series: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
ISSN: 1475-7516
Abstract: We consider inflationary magnetogenesis where the conformal symmetry is broken by the term f(2)(phi)F alpha,beta F alpha,beta. We assume that the magnetic field power spectrum today between 0.1 and 10(4) Mpc is a power law, with upper and lower limits from observation. This fixes f to be close to a power law in conformal time in the window during inflation when the modes observed today are generated. In contrast to previous work, we do not make any assumptions about the form of f outside these scales. We cover all possible reheating histories, described by an average equation of state 1/3 <w <1. Requiring that strong coupling and large back reaction are avoided both at the background and perturbative level, we find the bound delta(B0) <5 x 10(-15) (r/0.07)(1/2) KG for the magnetic field generated by inflation, where r is the tensor -to scalar ratio and kappa is a constant related to the form of f. This estimate has an uncertainty of one order of magnitude related to our approximations. The parameter kappa is <100, and values greater than or similar to 1 require a highly fine-tuned form of f; typical values are orders of magnitude smaller.
Subject: primordial magnetic fields
115 Astronomy, Space science
114 Physical sciences
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