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Constrained superfields on metastable anti-D3-branes

We study the effect of brane polarization on the supersymmetry transformations of probe anti-D3-branes at the tip of a Klebanov-Strassler throat geometry. As is well known, the probe branes can polarize into NS5-branes and decay to a supersymmetric state by brane-flux annihilation. The effective potential has a metastable minimum as long as the number of anti-D3-branes is small ...

Constrained superfields from an anti-D3-brane in KKLT

The KKLT construction of dS vacua [1] relies on an uplift term that arises from an anti-D3-brane. It was argued by Kachru, Pearson and Verlinde [2] that this anti-D3-brane is an excited state in a supersymmetric theory since it can decay to a supersymmetric ground state. Hence the anti-D3-brane breaks supersymmetry spontaneously and one should be able to package all the ...

String theory origin of constrained multiplets

We study the non-linearly realized spontaneously broken supersymmetry of the (anti-)D3-brane action in type IIB string theory. The worldvolume fields are one vector A μ , three complex scalars ϕ i and four 4d fermions λ 0, λ i. These transform, in addition to the more familiar \( \mathcal{N}=4 \) linear supersymmetry, also under 16 spontaneously broken, non-linearly realized ...

Tunneling into microstate geometries: quantum effects stop gravitational collapse

Collapsing shells form horizons, and when the curvature is small classical general relativity is believed to describe this process arbitrarily well. On the other hand, quantum information theory based (fuzzball/firewall) arguments suggest the existence of some structure at the black hole horizon. This structure can only form if classical general relativity stops being the correct ...

Observations on fluxes near anti-branes

We revisit necessary conditions for gluing local (anti-)D3 throats into flux throats with opposite charge. These consistency conditions typically reveal singularities in the 3-form fluxes whose meaning is being debated. In this note we prove, under well-motivated assumptions, that unphysical singularities can potentially be avoided when the anti-branes polarise into spherical NS5 ...

Structure of six-dimensional microstate geometries

Lange, Daniel R. Mayerson and Bert Vercnocke 3 Open Access , c The Authors We investigate the structure of smooth and horizonless microstate geometries in six dimensions, in the spirit of the five

Decoupling and de Sitter vacua in approximate no-scale supergravities

We study \( \mathcal{N} \) = 1 supergravity with N > 1 chiral superfields in which one of the fields has a Kähler potential of exact no-scale type. Such systems admit de Sitter (dS) solutions in which supersymmetry is predominantly broken by the no-scale field, with only a small contribution to the breaking coming from the other fields. Metastable dS vacua of this type were ...

Analytic classes of metastable de Sitter vacua

In this paper, we give a systematic procedure for building locally stable dS vacua in \( \mathcal{N}=1 \) supergravity models motivated by string theory. We assume that one of the superfields has a Kähler potential of no-scale type and impose a hierarchy of supersymmetry breaking conditions. In the no-scale modulus direction the supersymmetry breaking is not small, in all other ...

Non-supersymmetric microstates of the MSW system

We present an analysis parallel to that of Giusto, Ross, and Saxena (arXiv:0708.3845) and construct a discrete family of non-supersymmetric microstate geometries of the Maldacena-Strominger-Witten system. The supergravity configuration in which we look for the smooth microstates is constructed using SO(4, 4) dualities applied to an appropriate seed solution. The SO(4, 4) approach ...

BPS domain walls from backreacted orientifolds

Compactifications with D-brane and orientifold sources lead to standard gauged supergravity theories if the sources are smeared over the internal directions. It is therefore of interest to find how the solutions described by the gauged supergravity are altered by properly localising the sources. In this paper we analyse this for BPS domain wall solutions in the seven-dimensional ...

Phases of non-extremal multi-centered bound states

We investigate the phase space of multi-centered near-extremal configurations previously studied in arXiv:​1108.​5821 [1] and arXiv:​1110.​5641 [2] in the probe limit. We confirm that in general the energetically favored ground state of the multi-center potential, which can be a single or multi-center configuration, has the most entropy and is thus thermodynamically stable. ...

New instability of non-extremal black holes: spitting out supertubes

Borun D. Chowdhury 1 Bert Vercnocke 0 0 Institut de Physique Tehorique , CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette, France 1 Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904

Non-extremal black hole microstates: fuzzballs of fire or fuzzballs of fuzz?

Iosif Bena 0 Andrea Puhm 0 Bert Vercnocke 0 0 Institut de Physique Tehorique , CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette, France We construct the rst family of microstate geometries of near-extremal black

Black holes and fourfolds

Iosif Bena 0 Hagen Triendl 0 Bert Vercnocke 0 0 Institut de Physique Tehorique , CEA Saclay,CNRS-URA 2306, Orme des Merisiers, 91191 Gif sur Yvette, France We establish a relation between the

Fake supersymmetry versus Hamilton-Jacobi

We explain when the first-order Hamilton-Jacobi equations for black holes (and domain walls) in (gauged) supergravity, reduce to the usual first-order equations derived from a fake superpotential. This turns out to be equivalent to the vanishing of a newly found constant of motion and we illustrate this with various examples. We show that fake supersymmetry is a necessary condition ...

Metastable supertubes and non-extremal black hole microstates

Iosif Bena 0 Andrea Puhm 0 Bert Vercnocke 0 0 Institut de Physique Tehorique , CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette, France We study the dynamics of supertubes in smooth bubbling geometries with three

Chronology protection and the stringy exclusion principle

We construct a family of supersymmetric solutions to supergravity in three dimensions with a negative cosmological constant, that correspond to type IIB seven branes wrapped on an internal S3×T4. These solutions are generalizations of the three dimensional Gödel universe and have closed timelike curves. We propose an enhançon-like mechanism for excising the closed timelike curve ...