Towards Minkowski vacua in type II string compactifications

Andrei Micu, Eran Palti, Gianmassimo Tasinato

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We study the vacuum structure of compactifications of type II string theories on orientifolds with SU(3) × SU(3) structure. We argue that generalised geometry enables us to treat these non-geometric compactifications using a supergravity analysis in a way very similar to geometric compactifications. We find supersymmetric Minkowski vacua with all the moduli stabilised at weak string coupling and all the tadpole conditions satisfied. Generically the value of the moduli fields in the vacuum is parametrically controlled and can be taken to arbitrarily large values.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Flux compactifications
  • String duality
  • Superstring vacua

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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