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Metastable vacua and D-branes at the conifold

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dc.contributor.author Argurio, Riccardo en_US
dc.contributor.author Bertolini, Matteo en_US
dc.contributor.author Franco, Sebastian en_US
dc.contributor.author Kachru, Shamit en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-03-28T12:34:07Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-07T20:27:00Z
dc.date.available 2007-03-28T12:34:07Z en_US
dc.date.available 2011-09-07T20:27:00Z
dc.date.issued 2007-03-28T12:34:07Z en_US
dc.identifier.citation JHEP 06 (2007) 017 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://preprints.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/1959 en_US
dc.description.abstract We consider quiver gauge theories arising on D-branes at simple Calabi-Yau singularities (quotients of the conifold). These theories have metastable supersymmetry breaking vacua. The field theoretic mechanism is basically the one exhibited by the examples of Intriligator, Seiberg and Shih in SUSY QCD. In a dual description, the SUSY breaking is captured by the presence of anti-branes. In comparison to our earlier related work, the main improvements of the present construction are that we can reach the free magnetic range of the SUSY QCD theory where the existence of the metastable vacua is on firm footing, and we can see explicitly how the small masses for the quark flavors (necessary to the existence of the SUSY breaking vacua) are dynamically stabilized. One crucial mass term is generated by a stringy instanton. Finally, our models naturally incorporate R-symmetry breaking in the non-supersymmetric vacuum, in a way similar to the examples of Kitano, Ooguri and Ookouchi. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SISSA;15/2007/EP en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries arXiv.org;hep-th/0703236 en_US
dc.relation.uri 10.1088/1126-6708/2007/06/017 en_US
dc.title Metastable vacua and D-branes at the conifold en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.contributor.department Elementary Particle Theory en_US
dc.contributor.area Physics en_US


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