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Non-perturbative and Flux superpotentials for Type I strings on the Z(3) orbifold

M. Bianchi 1 E. Kiritsis 2
APC (UMR_7164) - AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Institut für theoretische Physik
Abstract : Non-perturbative effects are studied for Type I strings on the Z_3 orbifold with Chan-Paton symmetry broken by Wilson lines. Generalizing previous analyses that have focussed on (bi)fundamentals, it is argued that (anti)symmetric representations of the resulting gauge group play a decisive role in generating an ADS-like superpotential in this and related cases. Non perturbative corrections in the closed string moduli are only allowed if properly dressed with open string fields charged under the anomalous U(1) of the orbifold. A general discussion of instanton effects in SYM and string theories is given. Non-perturbative superpotentials induced by both $ED5$'s and ED1's are analyzed. The superpotential generated by closed string fluxes, viz. Scherk-Schwarz shifts (torsion), R-R 3-form flux as well as non-geometric fluxes is derived. Some preliminary comments on the compatibility of the two kinds of superpotentials and the issue of moduli stabilization are presented.
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M. Bianchi, E. Kiritsis. Non-perturbative and Flux superpotentials for Type I strings on the Z(3) orbifold. Nuclear Physics B, Elsevier, 2007, 782, pp.26-50. ⟨10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2007.05.006⟩. ⟨in2p3-00714914⟩



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