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Wave Turbulence in Preheating – Henrique de Oliveira

Date: Tue. March 24th, 2015, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Location: Rockefeller 221

We have studied the nonlinear preheating dynamics of several inflationary models. They include nonminimally coupled scalar fields and two-fields models. It is well established that after a linear stage of preheating characterized by the parametric resonance, the nonlinear dynamics becomes relevant driving the system towards turbulence. Wave turbulence is the appropriated description of this phase since the matter contents are fields instead of usual fluids. Turbulence develops due to the nonlinear interations of waves, here represented by the small inhomogeneities of the scalar fields. We present relevant aspects of wave turbulence and presented the effective equation of state at the thermalize phase. We have also discussed possible estimate of the temperature of the thermalized system.

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