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Title: Anti-de Sitter vacua of gauged supergravities with 8 supercharges

Abstract

We investigate supersymmetric extrema of Abelian gauged supergravity theories with nontrivial vector multiplets and 8 supercharges in four and five dimensions. The scalar fields of these models parametrize a manifold consisting of disconnected branches and, restricting to the case where this manifold has a nonsingular metric, we show that on every branch there can be at most one extremum, which is a local maximum (for W>0) or a minimum (for W<0) of the superpotential W. Therefore, these supergravity models do not allow for regular domain wall solutions interpolating between different extrema of the superpotential and the space-time transverse to the wall asymptotically always approaches the boundary of AdS (UV-fixed points in a dual field theory). (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)
  2. (United States)
  3. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6396 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216446
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: PBD: 15 May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; SUPERGRAVITY; GAUGE INVARIANCE; MATHEMATICAL MANIFOLDS; POTENTIAL ENERGY; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Behrndt, Klaus, CIT-USC Center For Theoretical Physics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089-2536, and Cvetic, Mirjam. Anti-de Sitter vacua of gauged supergravities with 8 supercharges. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.61.101901.
Behrndt, Klaus, CIT-USC Center For Theoretical Physics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089-2536, & Cvetic, Mirjam. Anti-de Sitter vacua of gauged supergravities with 8 supercharges. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.61.101901.
Behrndt, Klaus, CIT-USC Center For Theoretical Physics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089-2536, and Cvetic, Mirjam. Mon . "Anti-de Sitter vacua of gauged supergravities with 8 supercharges". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.61.101901.
@article{osti_20216446,
title = {Anti-de Sitter vacua of gauged supergravities with 8 supercharges},
author = {Behrndt, Klaus and CIT-USC Center For Theoretical Physics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089-2536 and Cvetic, Mirjam},
abstractNote = {We investigate supersymmetric extrema of Abelian gauged supergravity theories with nontrivial vector multiplets and 8 supercharges in four and five dimensions. The scalar fields of these models parametrize a manifold consisting of disconnected branches and, restricting to the case where this manifold has a nonsingular metric, we show that on every branch there can be at most one extremum, which is a local maximum (for W>0) or a minimum (for W<0) of the superpotential W. Therefore, these supergravity models do not allow for regular domain wall solutions interpolating between different extrema of the superpotential and the space-time transverse to the wall asymptotically always approaches the boundary of AdS (UV-fixed points in a dual field theory). (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.61.101901},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
issn = {0556-2821},
number = 10,
volume = 61,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}