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Domain walls and superpotentials from M-theory on Calabi-Yau three-folds

Behrndt, Klaus and Gukov, Sergei (2000) Domain walls and superpotentials from M-theory on Calabi-Yau three-folds. Nuclear Physics B, 580 (1-2). pp. 225-242. ISSN 0550-3213.

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Compactification of M-theory in the presence of G-fluxes yields N = 2 five-dimensional gauged supergravity with a potential that lifts all supersymmetric vacua. We derive the effective superpotential directly from the Kaluza–Klein reduction of the eleven-dimensional action on a Calabi–Yau three-fold and compare it with the superpotential obtained by means of calibrations. We discuss an explicit domain wall solution, which represents five-branes wrapped over holomorphic cycles. This solution has a “running volume” and we comment on the possibility that quantum corrections provide a lower bound allowing for an AdS₅ vacuum of the 5-dimensional supergravity.

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Gukov, Sergei0000-0002-9486-1762
Additional Information:© 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. We would like to thank K. & M. Becker, J. Gomis, C. Vafa and E. Witten for useful discussions. The work of K.B. was supported by a Heisenberg Fellowship of the DFG. The work of S.G. was supported in part by the Caltech Discovery Fund, grant RFBR No 98-02-16575 and Russian President’s grant No 96-15-96939.
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Russian Foundation for Basic Research98-02-16575
Russian Foundation for Basic Research96-15-96939
Subject Keywords:M-theory; Superpotential; Domain wall
Issue or Number:1-2
Classification Code:PACS: 11.25.-w; 04.65.+e; 11.27.+d; 11.25.Mj
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Official Citation:Klaus Behrndt, Sergei Gukov, Domain walls and superpotentials from M-theory on Calabi–Yau three-folds, Nuclear Physics B, Volume 580, Issues 1–2, 31 July 2000, Pages 225-242, ISSN 0550-3213, (
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