Primordial Black Holes from Inflaton Fragmentation into Oscillons [CEA]

We show that fragmentation of the inflaton into long-lived spatially localized oscillon configurations can lead to copious production of black holes. In a single-field inflation model primordial black holes of sublunar mass can form, and they can account for all of the dark matter. We also explore the possibility that solar-mass primordial black holes, particularly relevant for gravitational wave astronomy, are produced from the same mechanism.

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E. Cotner, A. Kusenko and V. Takhistov
Thu, 11 Jan 18

Comments: 6 pages, 2 figures, 1 table