Lobotomy of Flux Compactifications

Dibitetto, Giuseppe; Guarino, Jose Adolfo; Roest, Diederik (2014). Lobotomy of Flux Compactifications. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014(5) Springer 10.1007/JHEP05(2014)067

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We provide the dictionary between four-dimensional gauged supergravity and type II compactifications on T6 with metric and gauge fluxes in the absence of supersymmetry breaking sources, such as branes and orientifold planes. Secondly, we prove that there is a unique isotropic compactification allowing for critical points. It corresponds to a type IIA background given by a product of two 3-tori with SO(3) twists and results in a unique theory (gauging) with a non-semisimple gauge algebra. Besides the known four AdS solutions surviving the orientifold projection to N = 4 induced by O6-planes, this theory contains a novel AdS solution that requires non-trivial orientifold-odd fluxes, hence being a genuine critical point of the N = 8 theory.

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:

Guarino, Jose Adolfo

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1029-8479

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Esther Fiechter

Date Deposited:

21 Nov 2014 14:52

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2016 01:56

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/JHEP05(2014)067

ArXiv ID:

1402.4478

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.60242

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/60242

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