Inflation model building with an accurate measure ofe-folding

Sirichai Chongchitnan
2016 Physical Review D  
It has become standard practice to take the logarithmic growth of the scale factor as a measure of the amount of inflation, despite the well-known fact that this is only an approximation for the true amount of inflation required to solve the horizon and flatness problems. The aim of this work is to show how this approximation can be completely avoided using an alternative framework for inflation model building. We show that using the inverse Hubble radius as the key dynamical parameter, the
more » ... ect number of e-folding arises naturally as a measure of inflation. As an application, we present an interesting model in which the entire inflationary dynamics can be solved analytically and exactly, and, in special cases, reduces to the familiar class of power-law models.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.94.043526 fatcat:ylllxriwizccxglwcyn24veuda