4D effective action from the non-Abelian DBI action with a magnetic flux background

Yoshihiko Abe, Tetsutaro Higaki, Tatsuo Kobayashi, Shintaro Takada, Rei Takahashi

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We study a systematic derivation of four-dimensional N=1 supersymmetric effective theory from a ten-dimensional non-Abelian Dirac-Born-Infeld action compactified on a six-dimensional torus with magnetic fluxes on the D-branes. We find a new type of matter Kähler metric, while gauge kinetic function and superpotential are consistent with previous studies. For the ten-dimensional action, we use a symmetrized trace prescription and focus on the bosonic part up to O(F4). In the presence of the supersymmetry, four-dimensional chiral fermions can be obtained via index theorem. The new matter Kähler metric is independent of flavor but depends on the fluxes, 4D dilaton, Kähler moduli, and complex structure moduli and will be always positive definite if an induced Ramond-Ramond charge of the D-branes on which matters are living are positive. We read the superpotential from an F-term scalar quartic interaction derived from the ten-dimensional action and the contribution of the new matter Kähler metric to the scalar potential which we derive turns out to be consistent with the supergravity formulation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number126020
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Dec 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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