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

Micu, Andrei; Palto, Eran; Saffin, P.M.

Authors

Andrei Micu

Eran Palto

P.M. Saffin



Abstract

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 17, 2006
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Electronic ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher Humana Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2006
Issue 5
Institution Citation Micu, A., Palto, E., & Saffin, P. (2006). M-theory on seven-dimensional manifolds with SU(3) structure. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2006(5), doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2006/05/048
DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/1126-6708/2006/05/048
Publisher URL http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1126-6708/2006/05/048/meta
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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