We study a mechanism for the amplification of the inflationary scalar perturbation when the inflaton field action is non-canonical, i. e. the inflaton kinetic term has a non-standard form. For such a case the speed of sound of the perturbations generated during inflation is less than one and in general changes with time. Furthermore in such models, even when the scalar field potential is negligible, diverse inflationary attractors may exist. The possible effects of a speed of sound approaching zero during some stage of inflation may lead to a large amplification for the amplitude of the scalar spectrum which, on horizon re-entry during the radiation dominated phase, can collapse and form primordial black holes (PBH) of a mass M-BH similar to 10(-15)M(circle dot) which may constitute a large fraction of the total Dark Matter (DM) today.

Non-canonical inflation and primordial black holes production / A. Kamenchtchik, A. Tronconi, T. Vardanyan, G. Venturi. - In: PHYSICS LETTERS. SECTION B. - ISSN 0370-2693. - STAMPA. - 791:(2019), pp. 201-205. [10.1016/j.physletb.2019.02.036]

Non-canonical inflation and primordial black holes production

A. Kamenchtchik;T. Vardanyan;
2019

Abstract

We study a mechanism for the amplification of the inflationary scalar perturbation when the inflaton field action is non-canonical, i. e. the inflaton kinetic term has a non-standard form. For such a case the speed of sound of the perturbations generated during inflation is less than one and in general changes with time. Furthermore in such models, even when the scalar field potential is negligible, diverse inflationary attractors may exist. The possible effects of a speed of sound approaching zero during some stage of inflation may lead to a large amplification for the amplitude of the scalar spectrum which, on horizon re-entry during the radiation dominated phase, can collapse and form primordial black holes (PBH) of a mass M-BH similar to 10(-15)M(circle dot) which may constitute a large fraction of the total Dark Matter (DM) today.
2019
Non-canonical inflation and primordial black holes production / A. Kamenchtchik, A. Tronconi, T. Vardanyan, G. Venturi. - In: PHYSICS LETTERS. SECTION B. - ISSN 0370-2693. - STAMPA. - 791:(2019), pp. 201-205. [10.1016/j.physletb.2019.02.036]
A. Kamenchtchik, A. Tronconi, T. Vardanyan, G. Venturi
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