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Non-supersymmetric meta-stable vacua from brane configurations

Franco, Sebastian; García-Etxebarria, Iñaki; Uranga, Angel


Sebastian Franco

Angel Uranga


We construct configurations of NS-, D4-, and D6-branes in type IIA string theory, realizing the recently discussed non-supersymmetric meta-stable minimum of 4d = 1 SU(Nc) super-Yang-Mills theories with massive flavors. We discuss their lift to M-theory and the mechanism of pseudo-moduli stabilization. We extend the construction to many other examples of meta-stable minima, including the SO/Sp theories, SU(Nc) with matter in two-index tensor representations, and to a chiral gauge theory.


Franco, S., García-Etxebarria, I., & Uranga, A. (2007). Non-supersymmetric meta-stable vacua from brane configurations. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2007(01), Article 085.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 24, 2007
Deposit Date Jan 27, 2014
Publicly Available Date Feb 14, 2014
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Electronic ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2007
Issue 01
Article Number 085
Keywords Supersymmetry Breaking, Brane Dynamics in Gauge Theories.


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