Cosmological imprints of pre-inflationary particles

Anastasia Fialkov, Nissan Itzhaki, Ely D. Kovetz

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Abstract

We study some of the cosmological imprints of pre-inflationary particles. We show that each such particle provides a seed for a spherically symmetric cosmic defect. The profile of this cosmic defect is fixed and its magnitude is linear in a single parameter that is determined by the mass of the pre-inflationary particle. We study the CMB and peculiar velocity imprints of this cosmic defect and suggest that it could explain some of the large scale cosmological anomalies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number004
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Volume2010
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

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