Systematics of moduli stabilisation in Calabi-Yau flux compactifications
We study the large volume limit of the scalar potential in Calabi-Yau flux compactifications of type IIB string theory. Under general circumstances there exists a limit in which the potential approaches zero from below, with an associated non-supersymmetric AdS minimum at exponentially large volume. Both this and its de Sitter uplift are tachyonfree, thereby fixing all Kahler and complex structure moduli. Also, for the class of vacua described in this paper, the gravitino mass is independent of the flux discretuum, whereas the ration of the string scale to the 4d Planck scale is hierarchically small but flux dependent. The inclusion of alpha' corrections plays a crucial role in the structure of the potential. We illustrate these ideas through explicit computations for a particular Calabi-Yau manifold.
Journal of High Energy Physics
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Balasubramanian, V.; Berglund, Per; Conlon, J. P.; and Quevedo, F., "Systematics of moduli stabilisation in Calabi-Yau flux compactifications" (2005). Journal of High Energy Physics. 82.
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