Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Multi-field inflation models include a variety of scenarios for how inflation proceeds and ends. Models with the same potential but different kinetic terms are common in the literature. We compare spiral inflation and Dante's inferno-type models, which differ only in their field-space metric. We justify a single-field effective description in these models and relate the single-field description to a mass-matrix formalism. We note the effects of the nontrivial field-space metric on inflationary observables, and consequently on the viability of these models. We also note a duality between spiral inflation and Dante's inferno models with different potentials.
Erlich, J., Olsen, J., & Wang, Z. (2016). The field-space metric in spiral inflation and related models. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2016(09), 039.