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Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2013:146 | Cite as

To tilt or not to tilt: discrete gauge symmetries in global intersecting D-brane models

  • Gabriele Honecker
  • Wieland Staessens
Article

Abstract

Discrete gauge symmetries in global intersecting D-brane models constrain the exact form of the perturbative as well as non-perturbative superpotential. We derive the complete set of conditions on the existence of discrete \( {{\mathbb{Z}}_n} \) gauge symmetries on toroidal orbifolds, T 6/\( {{\mathbb{Z}}_N} \) and T 6/\( {{\mathbb{Z}}_2} \) × \( {{\mathbb{Z}}_{2M }} \), with fractional or rigid D6-branes on tilted tori, for which global models of particle physics are known. Several examples of global left-right symmetric and Pati-Salam models are presented. Some discrete ‘stringy’ \( {{\mathbb{Z}}_n} \) symmetries are trivial from the field theory point of view, while others have not been identified before.

Keywords

Intersecting branes models Discrete and Finite Symmetries Superstring Vacua Supersymmetric Effective Theories 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PRISMA Cluster of Excellence & Institut für Physik (WA THEP)Johannes-Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany

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