Effective action of (massive) type IIA supergravity on manifolds with SU(3) structure

Thomas House, Eran Palti

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In this paper we consider compactifications of massive type IIA supergravity on manifolds with SU(3) structure. We derive the gravitino mass matrix of the effective four-dimensional N=2 theory and show that vacuum expectation values of the scalar fields naturally induce spontaneous partial supersymmetry breaking. We go on to derive the superpotential and the Kähler potential for the resulting N=1 theories. As an example we consider the SU(3) structure manifold SU(3)/U(1)×U(1) and explicitly find N=1 supersymmetric minima where all the moduli are stabilized at nontrivial values without the use of nonperturbative effects.

Original languageEnglish
Article number026004
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 15 Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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