Inflationary scenarios based on simple non-minimal coupling a2R and its generalizations are studied. Generalizing the form of non-minimal coupling to K()R with an arbitrary function K(), we show that the flat potential is still obtainable when V ()/K2() is asymptotically constant. Very interestingly, if the ratio of the dimensionless self-coupling constant (λ) of the inflaton field and the non-minimal coupling constant (a) is small, , the cosmological observables for general monomial cases (K∼a m, V∼λ2m) are in good agreement with recent observational data.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics