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We consider a simple model of cosmological collapse driven by canonical fields with exponential potentials. We generalize the two-field ekpyrotic collapse to consider nonorthogonal or tilted potentials and give the general condition for isocurvature field fluctuations to have a scale-invariant spectrum in this model. In particular we show that tilted potentials allow for a slightly red spectrum of perturbations as required by current observations. However a red spectrum of fluctuations implies that the two-field ekpyrotic phase must have a finite duration and requires a preceding phase which sets the initial conditions for what otherwise appears to be a fine-tuned trajectory in the phase space.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Physical Review D|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2011|
Accepted author manuscript (Post-print), 114 KB, PDF document