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Non-supersymmetric meta-stable vacua from brane configurations.

Franco, Sebastián and Garcia-Etxebarria, Iñaki and Uranga, Angel (2007) 'Non-supersymmetric meta-stable vacua from brane configurations.', Journal of high energy physics., 2007 (01). 085.


We construct configurations of NS-, D4-, and D6-branes in type IIA string theory, realizing the recently discussed non-supersymmetric meta-stable minimum of 4d = 1 SU(Nc) super-Yang-Mills theories with massive flavors. We discuss their lift to M-theory and the mechanism of pseudo-moduli stabilization. We extend the construction to many other examples of meta-stable minima, including the SO/Sp theories, SU(Nc) with matter in two-index tensor representations, and to a chiral gauge theory.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Supersymmetry Breaking, Brane Dynamics in Gauge Theories.
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Publisher statement:© SISSA 2007. Published by IOP Publishing for SISSA. This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of high energy physics. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at 10.1088/1126-6708/2007/01/085.
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Date of first online publication:January 2007
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