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Paper   IPM / Astronomy / 14569
School of Astronomy
  Title:   Primordial inhomogeneities from massive defects during inflation
  Author(s): 
1.  Hassan. Firouzjahi
2.  Asieh. Karami
3.  Tahereh. Rostami
  Status:   Published
  Journal: JCAP
  Year:  2016
  Supported by:            ipm IPM
  Abstract:
We consider the imprints of local massive defects, such as a black hole or a massive monopole, during inflation. The massive defect breaks the background homogeneity. We consider the limit that the physical Schwarzschild radius of the defect is much smaller than the inflationary Hubble radius so a perturbative analysis is allowed. The inhomogeneities induced in scalar and gravitational wave power spectrum are calculated. We obtain the amplitudes of dipole, quadrupole and octupole anisotropies in curvature perturbation power spectrum and identify the relative configuration of the defect to CMB sphere in which large observable dipole asymmetry can be generated. We observe a curious reflection symmetry in which the configuration where the defect is inside the CMB comoving sphere has the same inhomogeneous variance as its mirror configuration where the defect is outside the CMB sphere.

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