Quantum corrections in string compactifications on SU(3) structure geometries

  • Mariana Graña
  • Jan LouisEmail author
  • Ulrich Theis
  • Daniel Waldram
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We investigate quantum corrections to the classical four-dimensional low-energy effective action of type II string theory compactified on SU(3) structure geometries. Various methods previously developed for Calabi-Yau compactifications are adopted to constrain - under some simple assumptions about the low-energy degrees of freedom - the leading perturbative corrections to the moduli space metrics in both α′ and the string coupling constant. We find that they can be parametrized by a moduli dependent function in the hypermultiplet sector and a constant in the vector multiplet sector. We argue that under specific additional assumption they take - in complete analogy to the Calabi-Yau case - a universal form which depends only on the Euler characteristic of the six-dimensional compact space.


Supersymmetric Effective Theories Flux compactifications Superstring Vacua 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariana Graña
    • 1
  • Jan Louis
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Ulrich Theis
    • 4
  • Daniel Waldram
    • 5
  1. 1.Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA/SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  2. 2.Fachbereich Physik der Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Zentrum für Mathematische PhysikUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany
  4. 4.Riemann Center for Geometry and PhysicsLeibniz Universität HannoverHannoverGermany
  5. 5.Department of PhysicsImperial College LondonLondonU.K.

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