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An, Haipeng (Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China) ; Wise, Mark B. (Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA) ; Zhang, Zipei (Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China)

15 March 2019

**Abstract: **It was recently pointed out that in some inflationary models quantum loops containing a scalar of mass $m$ that couples to the inflaton can be the dominant source of primordial non-Gaussianities. We explore this phenomenon in the simplest such model focusing on the behavior of the primordial curvature fluctuations for small $m/H$. Explicit calculations are done for the three- and four-point curvature fluctuation correlations. Constraints on the parameters of the model from the cosmic microwave background limits on primordial non-Gaussianity are discussed. The bispectrum in the squeezed limit and the trispectrum in the compressed limit are examined. The form of the $n$-point correlations as any partial sum of wave vectors gets small is determined.

**Published in: ****Physical Review D 99 (2019)**
**Published by: **APS

**DOI: **10.1103/PhysRevD.99.056007

**License: **CC-BY-4.0