Non-perturbative scalar potential inspired by type IIA strings on rigid CY

Sergei Alexandrov, Sergei V. Ketov, Yuki Wakimoto

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Motivated by a class of flux compactifications of type IIA strings on rigid Calabi-Yau manifolds, preserving N = 2 local supersymmetry in four dimensions, we derive a non-perturbative potential of all scalar fields from the exact D-instanton corrected metric on the hypermultiplet moduli space. Applying this potential to moduli stabilization, we find a discrete set of exact vacua for axions. At these critical points, the stability problem is decoupled into two subspaces spanned by the axions and the other fields (dilaton and Kähler moduli), respectively. Whereas the stability of the axions is easily achieved, numerical analysis shows instabilities in the second subspace.

Original languageEnglish
Article number66
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • Flux compactifications
  • Nonperturbative Effects
  • Superstring Vacua

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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