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N=1 domain wall solutions of massive type II supergravity as generalized geometries

Research paper by Jan Louis, Silvia Vaula

Indexed on: 05 May '06Published on: 05 May '06Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory



Abstract

We study N=1 domain wall solutions of type IIB supergravity compactified on a Calabi-Yau manifold in the presence of RR and NS electric and magnetic fluxes. We show that the dynamics of the scalar fields along the direction transverse to the domain wall is described by gradient flow equations controlled by a superpotential W. We then provide a geometrical interpretation of the gradient flow equations in terms of the mirror symmetric compactification of type IIA. They correspond to a set of generalized Hitchin flow equations of a manifold with SU(3)xSU(3)structure which is fibered over the direction transverse to the domain wall.