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Perturbative decay of anti-branes in flux backgrounds due to space time instabilities
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Theoretical Physics.
2015 (English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Abstract [en]

In this paper we suggest a new source of perturbative decay of the KPV-state, which might have consequences for the viability of the KKLT-construction. The results do not rely on any direct enhancement of the decay due to flux accumulating on the anti-brane in transverse space. Instead, we note that the system can lower its energy through a sequence of NS5-configurations all the way to the true vacuum, without encountering a barrier, if we allow for clumping of screened charge in space time. The clumping can possibly be a parallel to the Gregory-Laflamme instability of black branes. The results are obtained at large pp, but for p/MpM arbitrarily small. It is furthermore argued that the results extend to cases of few or single anti-branes where quantization becomes important. We believe that it is important to investigate this possible effect further to judge whether there are any fatal consequences.

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Subatomic Physics
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Theoretical Physics
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-287788OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-287788DiVA: diva2:923457
Available from: 2016-04-26 Created: 2016-04-26 Last updated: 2016-08-12Bibliographically approved

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