Probing naked singularities in non-supersymmetric string vacua

Academic Article


  • We present a detailed analysis of non-supersymmetric spacetime varying string vacua which can lead to an exponential hierarchy between the electroweak and the gravitational scales. In particular, we identify a limit in which these vacua can be interpreted as supersymmetric vacua of F-theory. Furthermore, we study the properties of these solutions as seen by $D7$-brane probes and establish a non-supersymmetric analogue of the enhancon mechanism.
  • Authors

  • Berglund, Per
  • Hubsch, T
  • Minic, D
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • February 2001
  • Published In


  • extra large dimensions
  • p-branes
  • superstring vacua
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 010
  • End Page

  • 010
  • Volume

  • 2001
  • Issue

  • 2