## Abstract

Supergravity (SUGRA) theories are specified by a few functions, most notably the real Kähler function denoted by G(T_{i}, T_{i}) = K + log |W|^{2}, where K is a real Kähler potential, and W is a holomorphic superpotential. A field redefinition T_{i} → f_{1}(T_{i}) changes neither the theory nor the Kähler geometry. Similarly, the Kähler transformation, K → K + f_{2} + f_{2},W → e^{-f2}W where f_{2} is holomorphic and leaves G and hence the theory and the geometry invariant. However, if we perform a field redefinition only in K(T_{i}, T_{i}) → K(f(T_{i}), f(T_{i})), while keeping the same superpotential W(T_{i}), we get a different theory, as G is not invariant under such a transformation while maintaining the same Kähler geometry. This freedom of choosing f (T_{i}) allows construction of an infinite number of new theories given a fixed Kähler geometry and a predetermined superpotential W. Our construction generalizes previous ones that were limited by the holomorphic property of W. In particular, it allows for novel inflationary SUGRA models and particle phenomenology model building, where the different models correspond to different choices of field redefinitions. We demonstrate this possibility by constructing several prototypes of inflationary models (hilltop, Starobinsky-like, plateau, log-squared and bell-curve) all in flat Kähler geometry and an originally renormalizable superpotential W. The models are in accord with current observations and predict r ∈ [10^{-6}, 0.06] spanning several decades that can be easily obtained. In the bell-curve model, there also exists a built-in gravitational reheating mechanism with TR ~ O(10^{7}GeV).

Original language | English |
---|---|

Article number | 806 |

Journal | Symmetry |

Volume | 12 |

Issue number | 5 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 May 2020 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Cosmic inflation
- Kähler geometry
- Supergravity

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Computer Science (miscellaneous)
- Chemistry (miscellaneous)
- General Mathematics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)