Nonsupersymmetric Flux Vacua and Perturbed N=2 Systems

Lotte Hollands, Joe Marsano, Kyriakos Papadodimas, Masaki Shigemori

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We geometrically engineer Script N = 2 theories perturbed by a superpotential by adding 3-form flux with support at infinity to local Calabi-Yau geometries in type IIB. This allows us to apply the formalism of Ooguri, Ookouchi, and Park [arXiv:0704.3613] to demonstrate that, by tuning the flux at infinity, we can stabilize the dynamical complex structure moduli in a metastable, supersymmetry-breaking configuration. Moreover, we argue that this setup can arise naturally as a limit of a larger Calabi-Yau which separates into two weakly interacting regions; the flux in one region leaks into the other, where it appears to be supported at infinity and induces the desired superpotential. In our endeavor to confirm this picture in cases with many 3-cycles, we also compute the CIV-DV prepotential for arbitrary number of cuts up to fifth order in the glueball fields.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages61
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number102
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2008


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