Supersymmetry Breaking with Zero Vacuum Energy in MTheory Flux Compactifications
Abstract
An attractive mechanism to break supersymmetry in vacua with zero vacuum energy arose in E{sub 8}xE{sub 8} heterotic models with hidden sector gaugino condensate. An H flux balances the exponentially small condensate on shell and fixes the complex structure moduli. At quantum level this balancing is, however, obstructed by the quantization of the H flux. We show that the warped flux compactification background in heterotic M theory can solve this problem through a warpfactor suppression of the integer flux relative to the condensate. We discuss the suppression mechanism both in the M theory and the fourdimensional effective theory and provide a derivation of the condensate's superpotential which is free of deltafunction squared ambiguities.
 Authors:

 Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, Department fuer Physik, LudwigMaximiliansUniversitaet Muenchen, Theresienstrasse 37, 80333 Munich (Germany)
 Publication Date:
 OSTI Identifier:
 20953279
 Resource Type:
 Journal Article
 Journal Name:
 Physical Review Letters
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 24; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.241601; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 00319007
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; BALANCES; COMPACTIFICATION; CONDENSATES; DELTA FUNCTION; FOURDIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; POTENTIALS; QUANTIZATION; SUPERSYMMETRY; SYMMETRY BREAKING
Citation Formats
Krause, Axel. Supersymmetry Breaking with Zero Vacuum Energy in MTheory Flux Compactifications. United States: N. p., 2007.
Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.241601.
Krause, Axel. Supersymmetry Breaking with Zero Vacuum Energy in MTheory Flux Compactifications. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.241601
Krause, Axel. Fri .
"Supersymmetry Breaking with Zero Vacuum Energy in MTheory Flux Compactifications". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.241601.
@article{osti_20953279,
title = {Supersymmetry Breaking with Zero Vacuum Energy in MTheory Flux Compactifications},
author = {Krause, Axel},
abstractNote = {An attractive mechanism to break supersymmetry in vacua with zero vacuum energy arose in E{sub 8}xE{sub 8} heterotic models with hidden sector gaugino condensate. An H flux balances the exponentially small condensate on shell and fixes the complex structure moduli. At quantum level this balancing is, however, obstructed by the quantization of the H flux. We show that the warped flux compactification background in heterotic M theory can solve this problem through a warpfactor suppression of the integer flux relative to the condensate. We discuss the suppression mechanism both in the M theory and the fourdimensional effective theory and provide a derivation of the condensate's superpotential which is free of deltafunction squared ambiguities.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.241601},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/20953279},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {00319007},
number = 24,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {6}
}