We reconsider thermal production of gravitinos in the early universe, adding to previously considered 2 -> 2 gauge scatterings: (a) production via 1 -> 2 decays, allowed by thermal masses: this is the main new effect, (b) the effect of the top Yukawa coupling, and (c) a proper treatment of the reheating process. Our final result behaves physically (larger couplings give a larger rate) and is twice larger than previous results, implying e.g. a constraint on the reheating temperature that is twice as strong. Accessory results about (supersymmetric) theories at finite temperature and gravitino couplings might have some pertinence.

Thermal production of gravitinos

STRUMIA, ALESSANDRO
2007-01-01

Abstract

We reconsider thermal production of gravitinos in the early universe, adding to previously considered 2 -> 2 gauge scatterings: (a) production via 1 -> 2 decays, allowed by thermal masses: this is the main new effect, (b) the effect of the top Yukawa coupling, and (c) a proper treatment of the reheating process. Our final result behaves physically (larger couplings give a larger rate) and is twice larger than previous results, implying e.g. a constraint on the reheating temperature that is twice as strong. Accessory results about (supersymmetric) theories at finite temperature and gravitino couplings might have some pertinence.
2007
Rychkov, Vs; Strumia, Alessandro
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