Hyperbolic inflation in the light of Planck 2015 data


Rubano and Barrow have discussed the emergence of a dark energy, with late-time cosmic acceleration arising from a self-interacting homogeneous scalar field with a potential of hyperbolic power type. Here, we study the evolution of this scalar field potential back in the inflationary era. Using the hyperbolic power potential in the framework of inflation, we find that the main slow-roll parameters, like the scalar spectral index, the running of the spectral index and the tensor-to-scalar fluctuation ratio can be computed analytically. Finally, in order to test the viability of this hyperbolic scalar field model at the early stages of the Universe, we compare the predictions of that model against the latest observational data, namely Planck 2015.S. B. acknowledges support by the Research Center for Astronomy of the Academy of Athens in the context of the program “Tracing the Cosmic Acceleration.” J. D. B. acknowledges STFC support.This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from APS via

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