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Title: (Anti)symmetric matter and superpotentials from IIBorientifolds

Abstract

We study the IIB engineering of N=1 gauge theories with unitary gauge group and matter in the adjoint and (anti)symmetric representations. We show that such theories can be obtained as Z{sub 2} orientifolds of certain Calabi-Yau A{sub 2} fibrations, and discuss the explicit T-duality transformation to an orientifolded Hanany-Witten construction. The low energy dynamics is described by a geometric transition of the orientifolded background. Unlike previously studied cases, we show that the orientifold 5-''plane'' survives the transition, thus bringing a nontrivial contribution to the effective superpotential. We extract this contribution by using matrix model results and compare with geometric data. A Higgs branch of our models recovers the engineering of SO/Sp theories with adjoint matter through an O5-''plane'' T-dual to an O6-plane. We show that the superpotential agrees with that produced by engineering through an O5-''plane'' dual to an O4-plane, even though the orientifold of this second construction is replaced by fluxes after the transition.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
COLLABORATION - Instituto de Fisica TheoricaC-XVI
OSTI Identifier:
892209
Report Number(s):
LBNL-53008
R&D Project: PTHOPS; BnR: KA1401020; TRN: US200622%%782
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 044; Journal Issue: 0311; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CONSTRUCTION; TRANSFORMATIONS; PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Landsteiner, Karl, Lazaroiu, Calin, and Tatar, Radu. (Anti)symmetric matter and superpotentials from IIBorientifolds. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Landsteiner, Karl, Lazaroiu, Calin, & Tatar, Radu. (Anti)symmetric matter and superpotentials from IIBorientifolds. United States.
Landsteiner, Karl, Lazaroiu, Calin, and Tatar, Radu. Thu . "(Anti)symmetric matter and superpotentials from IIBorientifolds". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/892209.
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title = {(Anti)symmetric matter and superpotentials from IIBorientifolds},
author = {Landsteiner, Karl and Lazaroiu, Calin and Tatar, Radu},
abstractNote = {We study the IIB engineering of N=1 gauge theories with unitary gauge group and matter in the adjoint and (anti)symmetric representations. We show that such theories can be obtained as Z{sub 2} orientifolds of certain Calabi-Yau A{sub 2} fibrations, and discuss the explicit T-duality transformation to an orientifolded Hanany-Witten construction. The low energy dynamics is described by a geometric transition of the orientifolded background. Unlike previously studied cases, we show that the orientifold 5-''plane'' survives the transition, thus bringing a nontrivial contribution to the effective superpotential. We extract this contribution by using matrix model results and compare with geometric data. A Higgs branch of our models recovers the engineering of SO/Sp theories with adjoint matter through an O5-''plane'' T-dual to an O6-plane. We show that the superpotential agrees with that produced by engineering through an O5-''plane'' dual to an O4-plane, even though the orientifold of this second construction is replaced by fluxes after the transition.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/892209}, journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics},
number = 0311,
volume = 044,
place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {10}
}