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Title: The edge of supersymmetry: Stability walls in heterotic theory

Abstract

We explicitly describe, in the language of four-dimensional N = 1 supersymmetric field theory, what happens when the moduli of a heterotic Calabi-Yau compactification change so as to make the internal non-Abelian gauge fields non-supersymmetric. At the edge of the region in Kähler moduli space where supersymmetry can be preserved, an additional anomalous U(1) gauge symmetry appears in the four-dimensional theory. The D-term contribution to the scalar potential associated to this U(1) attempts to force the system back into a supersymmetric configuration and provides a consistent low-energy description of gauge bundle stability.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [1]
  1. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ (United States). School of Natural Sciences; Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States)
  2. Oxford Univ., Oxford (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
OSTI Identifier:
1201592
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-95ER40893
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics Letters B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 677; Journal Issue: 3-4; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; four-dimensional N=1 supersymmetric field theory

Citation Formats

Anderson, Lara B., Gray, James, Lukas, Andre, and Ovrut, Burt. The edge of supersymmetry: Stability walls in heterotic theory. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2009.05.025.
Anderson, Lara B., Gray, James, Lukas, Andre, & Ovrut, Burt. The edge of supersymmetry: Stability walls in heterotic theory. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2009.05.025.
Anderson, Lara B., Gray, James, Lukas, Andre, and Ovrut, Burt. Fri . "The edge of supersymmetry: Stability walls in heterotic theory". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2009.05.025. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1201592.
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abstractNote = {We explicitly describe, in the language of four-dimensional N = 1 supersymmetric field theory, what happens when the moduli of a heterotic Calabi-Yau compactification change so as to make the internal non-Abelian gauge fields non-supersymmetric. At the edge of the region in Kähler moduli space where supersymmetry can be preserved, an additional anomalous U(1) gauge symmetry appears in the four-dimensional theory. The D-term contribution to the scalar potential associated to this U(1) attempts to force the system back into a supersymmetric configuration and provides a consistent low-energy description of gauge bundle stability.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2009.05.025},
journal = {Physics Letters B},
number = 3-4,
volume = 677,
place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {5}
}

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