A kinetic mixing between the axion and the inflaton allows for a production of axion dark matter even if the inflationary Hubble scale is smaller than the zero-temperature axion mass. We analyze the axion dynamics in this recently discovered “inflaxion” frame- work, and present a new cosmological scenario where the axion drifts away from its vacuum during the reheating epoch, giving rise to the observed dark matter abundance. We discuss the implications for both the QCD axion and axion-like particles.

Reheating-induced axion dark matter after low scale inflation / Kobayashi, T.; Ubaldi, L.. - In: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS. - ISSN 1029-8479. - 2020:9(2020), pp. 1-26. [10.1007/JHEP09(2020)052]

Reheating-induced axion dark matter after low scale inflation

Kobayashi T.
;
Ubaldi L.
2020

Abstract

A kinetic mixing between the axion and the inflaton allows for a production of axion dark matter even if the inflationary Hubble scale is smaller than the zero-temperature axion mass. We analyze the axion dynamics in this recently discovered “inflaxion” frame- work, and present a new cosmological scenario where the axion drifts away from its vacuum during the reheating epoch, giving rise to the observed dark matter abundance. We discuss the implications for both the QCD axion and axion-like particles.
2020
9
1
26
52
10.1007/JHEP09(2020)052
Kobayashi, T.; Ubaldi, L.
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