Thermal inflation, baryogenesis and axions

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Kim, Seongcheol
Park, Wan-Il
Stewart, Ewan D.
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In a previous paper, we proposed a simple extension of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model which gives rise to thermal inflation and baryogenesis in a natural and remarkably consistent way. In this paper, we consider the $\lambda_\phi = 0$ special case of our model, which is the minimal way to incorporate a Peccei-Quinn symmetry. The axino/flatino becomes the lightest supersymmetric particle with $m_\axino \sim 1$ to $10 \GeV$ and is typically over-produced during the flaton decay. Interestingly though, the dark matter abundance is minimized for $m_\axino \sim 1 \GeV$, $f_a \sim 10^{11}$ to $10^{12} \GeV$ and $|\mu| \sim 400 \GeV$ to $2 \TeV$ at an abundance coincident with the observed abundance and with significant amounts of both axions and axinos. Futhermore, for these values the baryon abundance naturally matches the observed abundance.
Comment: 53 pages, 20 figures. Figures reformatted, minor changes in Section 3, references added
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High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
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