MSSM-like AdS Flux Vacua with Frozen Open-string Moduli

Research paper by Ching-Ming Chen, Tianjun Li, Van Eric Mayes, Dimitri V. Nanopoulos

Indexed on: 28 Mar '11Published on: 28 Mar '11Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory


We construct supersymmetric Pati-Salam flux vacua in AdS from intersecting D6-branes on T^6/(Z_2 x Z_2'). The models constructed have three generations of MSSM matter plus right-handed neutrinos. Because the cycles wrapped by the D-branes are rigid there are no extra massless fields in the adjoint representation, arising as open-string moduli. However, we find that it is problematic to break the Pati-Salam gauge symmetry to the Standard Model (SM) while keeping the SM hypercharge massless.