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Title: Supersymmetry Breaking with Zero Vacuum Energy in M-Theory 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 warp-factor suppression of the integer flux relative to the condensate. We discuss the suppression mechanism both in the M theory and the four-dimensional effective theory and provide a derivation of the condensate's superpotential which is free of delta-function squared ambiguities.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, Department fuer Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet 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 0031-9007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; BALANCES; COMPACTIFICATION; CONDENSATES; DELTA FUNCTION; FOUR-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; POTENTIALS; QUANTIZATION; SUPERSYMMETRY; SYMMETRY BREAKING

Citation Formats

Krause, Axel. Supersymmetry Breaking with Zero Vacuum Energy in M-Theory Flux Compactifications. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.241601.
Krause, Axel. Supersymmetry Breaking with Zero Vacuum Energy in M-Theory Flux Compactifications. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.241601
Krause, Axel. Fri . "Supersymmetry Breaking with Zero Vacuum Energy in M-Theory Flux Compactifications". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.241601.
@article{osti_20953279,
title = {Supersymmetry Breaking with Zero Vacuum Energy in M-Theory 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 warp-factor suppression of the integer flux relative to the condensate. We discuss the suppression mechanism both in the M theory and the four-dimensional effective theory and provide a derivation of the condensate's superpotential which is free of delta-function squared ambiguities.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.241601},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/20953279}, journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = 24,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {6}
}