TY - JOUR

T1 - F-theory flux vacua and attractor equations

AU - Honma, Yoshinori

AU - Otsuka, Hajime

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PY - 2020/4/1

Y1 - 2020/4/1

N2 - We examine the vacuum structure of 4D effective theories of moduli fields in spacetime compactifications with quantized background fluxes. Imposing the no-scale structure for the volume deformations, we numerically investigate the distributions of flux vacua of the effective potential in complex structure moduli and axio-dilaton directions for two explicit examples in Type IIB string theory and F-theory compactifications. It turns out that distributions of non-supersymmetric flux vacua exhibit a non-increasing functional behavior of several on-shell quantities with respect to the string coupling. We point out that this phenomena can be deeply connected with a previously-reported possible correspondence between the flux vacua in moduli stabilization problem and the attractor mechanism in supergravity, and our explicit demonstration implies that such a correspondence generically exist even in the framework of F-theory. In particular, we confirm that the solutions of the effective potential we explicitly evaluated in Type IIB and F-theory flux compactifications indeed satisfy the generalized form of the attractor equations simultaneously.

AB - We examine the vacuum structure of 4D effective theories of moduli fields in spacetime compactifications with quantized background fluxes. Imposing the no-scale structure for the volume deformations, we numerically investigate the distributions of flux vacua of the effective potential in complex structure moduli and axio-dilaton directions for two explicit examples in Type IIB string theory and F-theory compactifications. It turns out that distributions of non-supersymmetric flux vacua exhibit a non-increasing functional behavior of several on-shell quantities with respect to the string coupling. We point out that this phenomena can be deeply connected with a previously-reported possible correspondence between the flux vacua in moduli stabilization problem and the attractor mechanism in supergravity, and our explicit demonstration implies that such a correspondence generically exist even in the framework of F-theory. In particular, we confirm that the solutions of the effective potential we explicitly evaluated in Type IIB and F-theory flux compactifications indeed satisfy the generalized form of the attractor equations simultaneously.

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U2 - 10.1007/JHEP04(2020)001

DO - 10.1007/JHEP04(2020)001

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85083103356

SN - 1126-6708

VL - 2020

JO - Journal of High Energy Physics

JF - Journal of High Energy Physics

IS - 4

M1 - 1

ER -