Regular Article – Theoretical Physics
Power law plateau inflation potential in the RS II braneworld evading swampland conjecture
Centre For Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, 110025, New Delhi, India
Accepted: 10 September 2020
Published online: 28 September 2020
In the recent time, inflationary cosmology is facing an existential crisis due to the proposed Swampland criterion which aims to evade any (meta-)stable de Sitter construction within the String landscape. It is been realised that a single field slow roll inflation is inconsistent with the Swampland criterion unless the inflationary model is realised in some non-standard scenario such as Warm inflation or the Braneworld scenario. Dimopoulos and Owen (Phys Rev D 94(6): 063518, 2016) introduced a new class of model of inflation dubbed as the power law plateau inflation in the standard cold inflationary scenario. But to realise this model in the standard scenario consistent with observation, they had to introduce a phase of thermal inflation. In this paper we have analysed this model in the braneworld scenario to show that for some choice of the parameters defining the model class, one can have an observationally consistent power law plateau without any phase of thermal inflation. We have also shown that, for the correct choice of model parameters, one can easily satisfy the Swampland criterion. Besides, for correct choice of equation of states (), one can also satisfy the recently proposed Trans–Planckian Censorship Conjecture (TCC).
© The Author(s) 2020
Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Funded by SCOAP3