Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2011:52

The effective action of double field theory

  • Gerardo Aldazabal
  • Walter Baron
  • Diego Marqués
  • Carmen Núñez
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DOI: 10.1007/JHEP11(2011)052

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Aldazabal, G., Baron, W., Marqués, D. et al. J. High Energ. Phys. (2011) 2011: 52. doi:10.1007/JHEP11(2011)052

A bstract

We perform a generalized Scherk-Schwarz dimensional reduction of Double Field Theory on a twisted double torus. The four dimensional effective action is shown to exactly reproduce the bosonic electric sector of gauged \( \mathcal{N} \) = 4 supergravity. We present explicit expressions for the gaugings in terms of the twists, and analyze the associated string backgrounds. This framework provides a higher dimensional origin of the gaugings in terms of generalized fluxes.

K eywords

Flux compactificationsString Duality
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerardo Aldazabal
    • 1
  • Walter Baron
    • 2
  • Diego Marqués
    • 3
  • Carmen Núñez
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Centro Atómico Bariloche, and Instituto Balseiro (CNEA-UNC) and CONICETS.C. de BarilocheArgentina
  2. 2.Instituto de Astronom ıa y F´ısica del Espacio (CONICET-UBA)Buenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA/ SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  4. 4.Departamento de F´ısica, FCENUniversidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina