We consider D-branes at orientifold singularities and discuss two properties of the corresponding low energy four-dimensional effective theories which are not shared, generically, by other Calabi-Yau singularities. The first property is that duality cascades are finite and, unlike ordinary ones, do not require an infinite number of degrees of freedom to be UV-completed. The second is that orientifolds tend to stabilize runaway directions. These two properties can have interesting implications and widen in an intriguing way the variety of gauge theories one can describe using D-branes.

Orientifolds and duality cascades: confinement before the wall / Argurio, Riccardo; Bertolini, Matteo. - In: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS. - ISSN 1029-8479. - 2018:2(2018), pp. 1-27. [10.1007/JHEP02(2018)149]

Orientifolds and duality cascades: confinement before the wall

Argurio, Riccardo;Bertolini, Matteo
2018

Abstract

We consider D-branes at orientifold singularities and discuss two properties of the corresponding low energy four-dimensional effective theories which are not shared, generically, by other Calabi-Yau singularities. The first property is that duality cascades are finite and, unlike ordinary ones, do not require an infinite number of degrees of freedom to be UV-completed. The second is that orientifolds tend to stabilize runaway directions. These two properties can have interesting implications and widen in an intriguing way the variety of gauge theories one can describe using D-branes.
2018
2
1
27
149
https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP02(2018)149
https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.08983
Argurio, Riccardo; Bertolini, Matteo
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