Betti multiplets, flows across dimensions and c-extremization

Amariti, Antonio; Toldo, Chiara (2017). Betti multiplets, flows across dimensions and c-extremization. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2017(7), 040. Springer 10.1007/JHEP07(2017)040

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We consider 4d N = 1 SCFTs, topologically twisted on compact constant curvature Riemann surfaces, giving rise to 2d N = (0, 2) SCFTs. The exact R-current of these 2d SCFT extremizes the central charge c2d, similarly to the 4d picture, where the exact R-current maximizes the central charge a4d. There are global currents that do not mix with the R-current in 4d but their mixing becomes non trivial in 2d. In this paper we study the holographic dual of this process by analyzing a 5d N = 2 truncation of T1,1 with one Betti vector multiplet, dual to the baryonic current on the CFT side. The holographic realization of the flow across dimensions connects AdS5 to AdS3 vacua in the supergravity picture. We verify the existence of the flow to AdS3 solutions and we retrieve the field theory results for the mixing of the Betti vector with the graviphoton. Moreover, we extract the central charge from the Brown-Henneaux formula, matching with the results obtained in field theory. We develop a general formalism to obtain the central charge of a 2d SCFT from 5d N = 2 gauged supergravity with a generic number of vector multiplets, showing that its extremization corresponds to an attractor mechanism for the scalars in the supergravity picture.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Theoretical Physics

UniBE Contributor:

Amariti, Antonio

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1029-8479

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Esther Fiechter

Date Deposited:

27 Oct 2017 15:24

Last Modified:

27 Oct 2017 15:24

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/JHEP07(2017)040

ArXiv ID:

1610.08858

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.102358

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/102358

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