Title

Systematics of moduli stabilisation in Calabi-Yau flux compactifications

Abstract

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.

Department

Physics

Publication Date

3-30-2005

Journal Title

Journal of High Energy Physics

Publisher

INT SCHOOL ADVANCED STUDIES

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1088/1126-6708/2005/03/007

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright SISSA/ISAS 2005

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