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Mass production of IIA and IIB dS vacua

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Abstract

We describe several applications of the mass production procedure proposed in [1] to stabilize multiple moduli in a dS vacuum, in supergravity models inspired by string theory. The construction involves a small downshift of an initial supersymmetric Minkowski minimum to a supersymmetric AdS minimum, and a consequent small uplift to a dS minimum. Our type IIA examples include dS stabilization in a 7-moduli model with [SL(2, ℝ)]7 tree level symmetry, and its simplified version, a 3-moduli STU model. In these models, we use uplifting anti-D6 branes. In type IIB models, we present 2- and 3-moduli examples of stable dS vacua in CY three-folds, with an uplifting anti-D3 brane. These include K3 fibration models, a CICY model and a multi-hole Swiss cheese model. We also address the issue whether this procedure is limited to a very small parameter range or if large deviations from the progenitor Minkowski vacuum are possible.

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Cribiori, N., Kallosh, R., Linde, A. et al. Mass production of IIA and IIB dS vacua. J. High Energ. Phys. 2020, 63 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP02(2020)063

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Keywords

  • D-branes
  • Flux compactifications
  • Supergravity Models
  • Superstring Vacua