We investigate catalysis induced by a dyonic impurity in the metastable vacuum studied by Kachru, Pearson and Verlinde, which can be relevant to vacuum decay in the KKLT scenario. The impurity is a D3-brane wrapping on S3 in the Klebanov-Strassler geometry. The effect of the D3-brane can be encoded in the world-volume theory of an NS5-brane as an electromagnetic field on it. As the field strength becomes large, instability of the vacuum enhances. As a result, the lifetime of the metastable vacuum becomes drastically shorter.
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||2018 Corfu Summer Institute "School and Workshops on Elementary Particle Physics and Gravity", CORFU 2018 - Corfu, Greece|
Duration: Aug 31 2018 → Sep 28 2018
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