Fatal attraction: more on decaying anti-branes
2015 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1029-8479, E-ISSN 1126-6708, no 3, 087Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We elaborate on the decay of branes inside throat geometries that are supported by flux carrying charges opposite to the brane. Our main point is that such backgrounds necessarily have a local, possibly diverging, pile up of brane-charges dissolved in flux around the anti-brane due to the (fatal) attraction of the flux towards the brane. We explain that this causes enhanced brane-flux annihilation and is in tension with the idea that anti-branes can be used to construct meta-stable vacua. We argue that stable configurations - if they at all exist - are not obtainable within SUGR. The problem we point out is already present when the back-reaction is confined in the IR and the associated uplift energy small. Our results are valid in the regime that is complementary to a recent analysis of Bena et al.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. no 3, 087
Flux compactifications, Supersymmetry Breaking, dS vacua in string theory, D-branes
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-251740DOI: 10.1007/JHEP03(2015)087ISI: 000351369000007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-251740DiVA: diva2:808259