Effective action of domain wall networks

Minoru Eto, Toshiaki Fujimori, Takayuki Nagashima, Muneto Nitta, Keisuke Ohashi, Norisuke Sakai

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U(NC) gauge theory with NF fundamental scalars admits BPS junctions of domain walls. When the networks/webs of these walls contain loops, their size moduli give localized massless modes. We construct Kähler potential of their effective action. In the large size limit Kähler metric is well approximated by kinetic energy of walls and junctions, which is understood in terms of tropical geometry. Kähler potential can be expressed in terms of hypergeometric functions that are useful to understand small size behavior. Even when the loop shrinks, the metric is regular with positive curvature. Moduli space of a single triangle loop has a geometry between a cone and a cigar.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045010
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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