An exponential kind of quintessential inflation potential motivated by supergravity is studied. This type belongs to the class of α-attractor models. The model was studied for the first time by Dimopoulos and Owen in [J. Cosmol. Astropart. Phys. 06 (2017) 027JCAPBP1475-751610.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/027], in which the authors introduced a negative cosmological constant in order to ensure a zero-vacuum energy density at late times. However, in this paper, we disregard this cosmological constant, showing that the obtained results are very close to the ones obtained recently in the context of Lorentzian quintessential inflation and thus depicting with great accuracy the early- and late-time acceleration of our Universe. The model is compatible with the recent observations. Finally, we review the treatment of the α-attractor and we show that our potential depicts the late time cosmic acceleration with an effective equation of state equal to -1.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)