(Anti)symmetric matter and superpotentials from IIBorientifolds [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2003.
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- We study the IIB engineering of N=1 gauge theories with unitary gauge group and matter in the adjoint and (anti)symmetric representations. We show that such theories can be obtained as Z₂ orientifolds of certain Calabi-Yau A₂ fibrations, and discuss the explicit T-duality transformation to an orientifolded Hanany-Witten construction. The low energy dynamics is described by a geometric transition of the orientifolded background. Unlike previously studied cases, we show that the orientifold 5-''plane'' survives the transition, thus bringing a nontrivial contribution to the effective superpotential. We extract this contribution by using matrix model results and compare with geometric data. A Higgs branch of our models recovers the engineering of SO/Sp theories with adjoint matter through an O5-''plane'' T-dual to an O6-plane. We show that the superpotential agrees with that produced by engineering through an O5-''plane'' dual to an O4-plane, even though the orientifold of this second construction is replaced by fluxes after the transition.
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Journal of High Energy Physics 044 0311 FT
Tatar, Radu; Landsteiner, Karl; Lazaroiu, Calin.
COLLABORATION - Instituto de Fisica TheoricaC-XVI
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