Brane inflation and defect formation

A.-C. Davis, P. Brax, C. van de Bruck
2008 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences  
Brane inflation and the production of topological defects at the end of the inflationary phase are discussed. After a description of the inflationary setup we discuss the properties of the cosmic strings produced at the end of inflation. Specific examples of brane inflation are described: $D-\bar D$ inflation, $D3/D7$ inflation and modular inflation
doi:10.1098/rsta.2008.0065 pmid:18534933 fatcat:olhm7qbajbdujoxdb4hldbmvwu