M-theory on seven-dimensional manifolds with SU(3) structure

Micu, Andrei and Palto, Eran and Saffin, P.M. (2006) M-theory on seven-dimensional manifolds with SU(3) structure. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2006 (5). 048. ISSN 1029-8479

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In this paper we study M-theory compactifications on seven-dimensional manifolds with SU(3) structure. As such manifolds naturally pick out a specific direction, the resulting effective theory can be cast into a form which is similar to type IIA compactifications to four dimensions. We derive the gravitino mass matrix in four dimensions and show that for different internal manifolds (torsion classes) the vacuum preserves either no supersymmetry, or N=2 supersymmetry or, through spontaneous partial supersymmetry breaking, N=1 supersymmetry. For the latter case we derive the effective N=1 theory and give explicit examples where all the moduli are stabilised without the need of non-perturbative effects.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Physics and Astronomy
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1088/1126-6708/2006/05/048
Depositing User: Saffin, Dr Paul
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 10:07
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 01:04
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/42112

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