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Primordial Gravitational Waves and Reheating in a New Class of Plateau-Like Inflationary Potentials (2018)
Journal Article
Chongchitnan, S. (2018). Primordial Gravitational Waves and Reheating in a New Class of Plateau-Like Inflationary Potentials. Universe, 4(7), https://doi.org/10.3390/universe4070077

We study a new class of inflation model parametrized by the Hubble radius, such that aH∝exp(−αφ)n. These potentials are plateau-like, and reduce to the power-law potentials in the simplest case n=2. We investigate the range of model parameters that i... Read More

On the abundance of extreme voids II : a survey of void mass functions (2017)
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Chongchitnan, S., & Hunt, M. (2017). On the abundance of extreme voids II : a survey of void mass functions. Journal of cosmology and astroparticle physics, 2017(03), doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/03/049. ISSN 1475-7516

The abundance of cosmic voids can be described by an analogue of halo mass functions for galaxy clusters. In this work, we explore a number of void mass functions: from those based on excursion-set theory to new mass functions obtained by modifying h... Read More

Inflation model building with an accurate measure of e-folding (2016)
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Chongchitnan, S. (2016). Inflation model building with an accurate measure of e-folding. Physical Review D, 94(4), doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.043526

It has become standard practice to take the logarithmic growth of the scale factor as a measure of the amount of inflation, despite the well-known fact that this is only an approximation for the true amount of inflation required to solve the horizon... Read More

On the abundance of extreme voids (2015)
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Chongchitnan, S. (2015). On the abundance of extreme voids. Journal of cosmology and astroparticle physics, May(05), (062-062). doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2015/05/062. ISSN 1475-7516

Cosmic voids have been shown to be an effective probe of cosmology, complementary to galaxy clusters. In this work, we present a simple theoretical framework for predicting of the size of the largest voids expected within a given redshift and volume.... Read More

The Lyman α forest as a tool for disentangling non-Gaussianities (2014)
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Chongchitnan, S. (2014). The Lyman α forest as a tool for disentangling non-Gaussianities. Journal of cosmology and astroparticle physics, 2014(10), (034-034). doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2014/10/034. ISSN 1475-7516

© 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd and Sissa Medialab srl . Detection of primordial non-Gaussianity will give us an unprecedented detail of the physics of inflation. As observational probes are now exploring new expanses of the inflationary landscape, it is c... Read More

Constraining isocurvature perturbations with the 21 cm emission from minihaloes (2014)
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Chongchitnan, S., & Takeuchi, Y. (2014). Constraining isocurvature perturbations with the 21 cm emission from minihaloes. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 439(1), (1125-1135). doi:10.1093/mnras/stu059. ISSN 1365-2966

We investigate the effects of isocurvature perturbations on the 21 cm radiation from minihaloes (MHs) at high redshifts and examine constraints on the isocurvature amplitude and power spectrum using the next generation of radio telescopes such as the... Read More

The effect of cosmic magnetic fields on the metagalactic ionization background inferred from the Lyman α forest (2013)
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Chongchitnan, S., & Meiksin, A. (2014). The effect of cosmic magnetic fields on the metagalactic ionization background inferred from the Lyman α forest. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 437(4), (3639-3646). doi:10.1093/mnras/stt2169. ISSN 0035-8711

The sources which reionized the intergalactic medium by redshift ̃6 are still unknown. A severe constraint on the ionization process is the low emissivity required to maintain the ionization in the Lya forest. Simulation-calibrated observations sugge... Read More