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Domain walls, black holes, and supersymmetric quantum mechanics

Behrndt, Klaus and Gukov, Sergei and Shmakova, Marina (2001) Domain walls, black holes, and supersymmetric quantum mechanics. Nuclear Physics B, 601 (1-2). pp. 49-76. ISSN 0550-3213. doi:10.1016/S0550-3213(01)00052-9.

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Supersymmetric solutions, such as BPS domain walls or black holes, in four- and five-dimensional supergravity theories with eight supercharges can be described by effective quantum mechanics with a potential term. We show how properties of the latter theory can help us to learn about the physics of supersymmetric vacua and BPS solutions in these supergravity theories. The general approach is illustrated in a number of specific examples where scalar fields of matter multiplets take values in symmetric coset spaces.

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Additional Information:© 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. Received 2 February 2001, Accepted 7 February 2001, Available online 25 April 2001. We are grateful Alexander Chervov, Ori Ganor, Brian Greene, Renata Kallosh, Eric Sharpe, Gary Shiu, Andrew Strominger, Nicholas Warner, and Edward Witten for helpful discussions and comments. The work of K.B. was partly done at the Theory group of Caltech and is supported by a Heisenberg grant of the DFG and by the European Commission RTN programme HPRN-CT-2000-00131. S.G. is supported in part by the Caltech Discovery Fund, grant RFBR No 98-01-00327 and Russian President’s grant No 00-15-99296.
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European UnionHPRN-CT-2000-00131
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Russian Foundation for Basic Research98-01-00327
Russian Foundation for Basic Research00-15-99296
Subject Keywords:Domain walls; Black holes; Supergravity; Supersymmetric vacua; AdS/CFT
Issue or Number:1-2
Classification Code:PACS: 11.25; 11.27; 11.30
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Official Citation:Klaus Behrndt, Sergei Gukov, Marina Shmakova, Domain walls, black holes, and supersymmetric quantum mechanics, Nuclear Physics B, Volume 601, Issues 1–2, 7 May 2001, Pages 49-76, ISSN 0550-3213, (
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