Ekpyrotic collapse with multiple fields

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A scale-invariant spectrum of isocurvature perturbations is generated during collapse in the scaling solution in models where two or more fields have steep negative exponential potentials. The scale invariance of the spectrum is realized by a tachyonic instability in the isocurvature field. We show that this instability is due to the fact that the scaling solution is a saddle point in the phase space. The late-time attractor is identified with a single-field-dominated ekpyrotic collapse in which a steep blue spectrum for isocurvature perturbations is found. Although quantum fluctuations do not necessarily to disrupt the classical solution, an additional preceding stage is required to establish classical homogeneity
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)008
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Issue number04
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007


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