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Minkowski Flux Vacua of Type II Supergravities.

Authors
  • Andriot, David1, 2
  • Blåbäck, Johan3
  • Van Riet, Thomas4
  • 1 Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Albert-Einstein-Institut,Am Mühlenberg 1, 14467 Potsdam-Golm, Germany. , (Germany)
  • 2 Institut für Mathematik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, IRIS-Adlershof,Zum Großen Windkanal 6, 12489 Berlin, Germany. , (Germany)
  • 3 Institut de Physique Théorique, Université Paris Saclay, CEA, CNRS, F-91191 Gif sur Yvette, France. , (France)
  • 4 Instituut voor Theoretische Fysica, K.U.Leuven,Celestijnenlaan 200D, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium. , (Belgium)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Physical Review Letters
Publisher
American Physical Society
Publication Date
Jan 06, 2017
Volume
118
Issue
1
Pages
11603–11603
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.011603
PMID: 28106429
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

We study flux compactifications of 10D type II supergravities to 4D Minkowski space-time, supported by parallel orientifold O_{p} planes with 3≤p≤8. With some geometric restrictions, the 4D Ricci scalar can be written as a negative sum of squares involving Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield-like conditions. Setting all squares to zero provides automatically a solution to 10D equations of motion. This way we characterize a broad class, if not the complete set, of Minkowski flux vacua with parallel orientifolds. We conjecture an extension with nongeometric fluxes. None of our results rely on supersymmetry.

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