Moduli stabilization in 5D gauged supergravity with universal hypermultiplet and boundary superpotentials

Hiroyuki Abe, Yutaka Sakamura

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We study a four-dimensional effective theory of the five-dimensional (5D) gauged supergravity with a universal hypermultiplet and perturbative superpotential terms at the orbifold fixed points. Among eight independent isometries of the scalar manifold, we focus on three directions for gauging by the graviphoton. The class of models we consider includes the 5D heterotic M-theory and the supersymmetric Randall-Sundrum model as special limits of the gauging parameters. We analyze the vacuum structure of such models, especially the nature of moduli stabilization, from the viewpoint of the effective theory. We also discuss the uplifting of supersymmetric anti-de Sitter vacua.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-245
Number of pages22
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 11



  • Four-dimensional effective theory
  • Gauged supergravity
  • Moduli stabilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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