ZHONG Yan-hui; WANG Fu-ming; ZHANG Bei; CAI Ying-chun
2004-01-01
Based on system identification theory and FWD testing data, the effect of thickness error on backcalculating pavement layer moduli is studied and the method of singular value decomposition (SVD) is presented to solve the morbidity problem of sensitivity matrix in this paper.The results show that the thickness error has great effects on the backcalculated pavement layer moduli. The error of backcalculated moduli can be controlled within the range of ±15% by limiting the thickness error within the range of ±5%.
Will Nonlinear Backcalculation Help?
Ullidtz, Per
2000-01-01
Backcalculation of FWD data often results in unrealistic moduli. The modulus of the subgrade may be two to three times the expected value, and the modulus of an intermediate granular material may be lower than the subgrade modulus. If stresses or strains measured in the pavement are compared with...... theoretical values, the agreement is often poor.All theoretical models for calculating pavement response are based on a number of simplifications with respect to reality and must be verified experimentally. Most models assume that all pavement layers consist of linear elastic materials. This paper...
Will Nonlinear Backcalculation Help?
Ullidtz, Per
demonstrates, that treating the subgrade as a nonlinear elastic material, can result in more realistic moduli and a much better agreement between measured and calculated stresses and strains.The response of nonlinear elastic materials can be calculated using the Finite Element Method (FEM). A much simpler...... approach is to use the Method of Equivalent Thicknesses (MET), modified for a nonlinear subgrade. The paper includes an example where moduli backcalculated using FEM, linear elastic theory and MET are compared. Stresses and strains predicted by the three methods are also compared to measured values. For...
Effective elastic moduli of polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites
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2001-01-01
Polymer-layered silicate (PLS) nanocomposites exhibit some mechanical properties that are much better than conventional polymer filled composites. A relatively low content of layered silicate yields a significant enhancement of material performance. After the volume fraction of clay reaches a relatively low "critical value"; however, further increasing does not show a greater stiffening effect. This phenomenon is contrary to previous micromechanical pre-dictions and is not understood well. Based on the analysis on the microstructures of PLS nanocomposites, the present note provides an insight into the physical micromechanisms of the above unexpected phenomenon. The Mori-Tanaka scheme and a numerical method are employed to estimate the effec-tive elastic moduli of such a composite.
Moduli Redefinitions and Moduli Stabilisation
Conlon, Joseph P.; Pedro, Francisco G.
2010-01-01
Field redefinitions occur in string compactifications at the one loop level. We review arguments for why such redefinitions occur and study their effect on moduli stabilisation and supersymmetry breaking in the LARGE volume scenario. For small moduli, although the effect of such redefinitions can be larger than that of the $\\alpha'$ corrections in both the K\\"ahler and scalar potentials, they do not alter the structure of the scalar potential. For the less well motivated case of large moduli,...
Estimating frame bulk and shear moduli of two double porosity layers by ultrasound transmission.
Bai, Ruonan; Tinel, Alain; Alem, Abdellah; Franklin, Hervé; Wang, Huaqing
2016-08-01
The acoustic plane wave transmission by water saturated double porosity media is investigated. Two samples of double porosity media assumed to obey Berryman and Wang (BW) extension (Berryman and Wang, 1995, 2000) of Biot's theory in the low frequency regime are under consideration: ROBU® (pure binder-free borosilicate glass 3.3 manufactured to form the individual grains) and Tobermorite 11Å (the individual porous cement grains show irregular shapes). The de facto gap existing between theoretical and experimental data can be minimized by modifying adequately two of the parameters estimated from triaxial tests: the frame bulk and shear moduli. The frequency dependent imaginary parts that follow necessary from the minimization are in relation with the energy losses due to contact relaxation and friction between grains. PMID:27209582
Shephard, Samuel; Jackson, Donald C.
2009-01-01
Estimating an age-length relationship is a routine aspect of many fisheries studies and is simplified by the use of commercially available computer programs. These computer programs may be misleading since a result can be produced irrespective of the quality or the extent of the data, and there is some concern that back-calculated age-length relationships are sensitive to the sample size and composition. We investigated this issue by comparing estimates of mean back-calculated lengths at age ...
Choi, Kiwoon; Chun, Eung Jin; Kim, Hang Bae
1998-01-01
In string/M-theory with a large compactification radius, some axion-like moduli can be much lighter than the gravitino. Generic moduli in gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking models also have a mass far below the weak scale. Motivated by these, we examine the cosmological implications of light moduli for the mass range from the weak scale to an extremely small scale of order 10^{-26} eV, and obtain an upper bound on the initial moduli misalignment for both cases with and without a late entro...
Heterotic Moduli Stabilization
Cicoli, Michele; Westphal, Alexander
2013-01-01
We perform a systematic analysis of moduli stabilization for weakly coupled heterotic string theory compactified on smooth Calabi-Yau three-folds. We focus on both supersymmetric and supersymmetry breaking vacua of generic (0,2) compactifications obtained by minimising the total (F + D)-term scalar potential. After reviewing how to stabilise all the geometric moduli in a supersymmetric way by including fractional fluxes, non-perturbative and threshold effects, we show that the inclusion of \\alpha' corrections leads to new de Sitter or nearly Minkowski vacua which break supersymmetry spontaneously. The minimum lies at moderately large volumes of all the geometric moduli, at perturbative values of the string coupling and at the right phenomenological value of the GUT gauge coupling. However the structure of the heterotic 3-form flux used for complex structure moduli stabilization does not contain enough freedom to tune the superpotential. This results in the generic prediction of high-scale supersymmetry breaki...
Heterotic moduli stabilization
Cicoli, M. [Bologna Univ. (Italy). Dipt. Fisica ed Astronomia; INFN, Bologna (Italy); Adbus Salam ICTP, Trieste (Italy); De Alwis, S. [Adbus Salam ICTP, Trieste (Italy); Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO (United States). UCB 390 Physics Dept.; Westphal, A. [DESY Hamburg (Germany). Theory Group
2013-04-15
We perform a systematic analysis of moduli stabilization for weakly coupled heterotic string theory compactified on smooth Calabi-Yau three-folds. We focus on both supersymmetric and supersymmetry breaking vacua of generic (0,2) compactifications obtained by minimising the total (F+D)-term scalar potential. After reviewing how to stabilise all the geometric moduli in a supersymmetric way by including fractional fluxes, non-perturbative and threshold effects, we show that the inclusion of {alpha}' corrections leads to new de Sitter or nearly Minkowski vacua which break supersymmetry spontaneously. The minimum lies at moderately large volumes of all the geometric moduli, at perturbative values of the string coupling and at the right phenomenological value of the GUT gauge coupling. However the structure of the heterotic 3-form flux used for complex structure moduli stabilization does not contain enough freedom to tune the superpotential. This results in the generic prediction of high-scale supersymmetry breaking around the GUT scale. We finally provide a dynamical derivation of anisotropic compactifications with stabilized moduli which allow for perturbative gauge coupling unification around 10{sup 16} GeV.
We study a scenario for baryogenesis in modular cosmology and discuss its implications for the moduli stabilization mechanism and the supersymmetry (SUSY) breaking scale. If moduli fields dominate the Universe and decay into the standard model particles through diatonic couplings, the right amount of baryon asymmetry can be generated through CP violating decay of gluino into quark and squark followed by baryon-number violating squark decay. We find that, in the KKLT-type moduli stabilization, at least two non-perturbative terms are required to obtain a sizable CP phase, and that the successful baryogenesis is possible for the soft SUSY breaking mass heavier than O(1) TeV. A part of the parameter space for successful baryogenesis can be probed at the collider experiments, dinucleon decay search experiment, and the measurements of electric dipole moments of neutron and electron. It is also shown that similar baryogenesis works in the case of the gravitino- or the saxion-dominated Universe.
Ishiwata, Koji; Jeong, Kwang Sik [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Takahashi, Fuminobu [Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan). Dept. of Physics; Tokyo Univ., Kashiwa (Japan). Kavli IPMU, TODIAS
2013-12-15
We study a scenario for baryogenesis in modular cosmology and discuss its implications for the moduli stabilization mechanism and the supersymmetry (SUSY) breaking scale. If moduli fields dominate the Universe and decay into the standard model particles through diatonic couplings, the right amount of baryon asymmetry can be generated through CP violating decay of gluino into quark and squark followed by baryon-number violating squark decay. We find that, in the KKLT-type moduli stabilization, at least two non-perturbative terms are required to obtain a sizable CP phase, and that the successful baryogenesis is possible for the soft SUSY breaking mass heavier than O(1) TeV. A part of the parameter space for successful baryogenesis can be probed at the collider experiments, dinucleon decay search experiment, and the measurements of electric dipole moments of neutron and electron. It is also shown that similar baryogenesis works in the case of the gravitino- or the saxion-dominated Universe.
Stankova-Frenkel, Z E
1997-01-01
We study the moduli of trigonal curves. We establish the exact upper bound of ${36(g+1)}/(5g+1)$ for the slope of trigonal fibrations. Here, the slope of any fibration $X\\to B$ of stable curves with smooth general member is the ratio Hodge class $\\lambda$ on the moduli space $\\bar{\\mathfrak{M}}_g$ to the base $B$. We associate to a trigonal family $X$ a canonical rank two vector bundle $V$, and show that for Bogomolov-semistable $V$ the slope satisfies the stronger inequality ${\\delta_B}/{\\lambda_B}\\leq 7+{6}/{g}$. We further describe the rational Picard group of the {trigonal} locus $\\bar{\\mathfrak T}_g$ in the moduli space $\\bar{\\mathfrak{M}}_g$ of genus $g$ curves. In the even genus case, we interpret the above Bogomolov semistability condition in terms of the so-called Maroni divisor in $\\bar{\\mathfrak T}_g$.
Can backcalculation models unravel complex larval growth histories in a tropical freshwater fish?
Starrs, D; Ebner, B C; Fulton, C J
2013-07-01
This experimental study compared the precision and accuracy of the biological intercept (BI), modified fry (MF) and time-varying growth (TVG) backcalculation models in estimating the early growth of the tropical freshwater purple-spotted gudgeon Mogurnda adspersa. Larvae were reared up to 41 days post hatching under two temperatures and four different feeding regimes. Food and temperature treatments induced complex growth profiles among fish, and although total length (LT ) and otolith radius were related under all conditions, some uncoupling was evident in the otolith-somatic-growth (OSG) relationship of fish subjected to periods of changing food availability. Furthermore, otolith growth was found to be significantly influenced by temperature, but not by food availability. Analysis of backcalculation residuals by linear mixed effects modelling revealed that BI and TVG were equally precise in predicting somatic growth, with the highest accuracy provided by TVG. The performance of all the three models declined as the OSG relationship weakened under low-food conditions, with maximum errors estimated to be 39, 60 and 36% of observed LT for the BI, MF and TVG models, respectively. The need for careful validation of backcalculation models is emphasized when examining fishes subjected to variable environmental conditions, and when exploring the differential influence of temperature and food on fish LT and otolith growth. PMID:23808694
Moduli-Induced Vacuum Destabilisation
Conlon, Joseph P.; Pedro, Francisco G.
2010-01-01
We look for ways to destabilise the vacuum. We describe how dense matter environments source a contribution to moduli potentials and analyse the conditions required to initiate either decompactification or a local shift in moduli vevs. We consider astrophysical objects such as neutron stars as well as cosmological and black hole singularities. Regrettably neutron stars cannot destabilise realistic Planck coupled moduli, which would require objects many orders of magnitude denser. However grav...
Moduli of weighted hyperplane arrangements
Lahoz, Martí; Macrí, Emanuele; Stellari, Paolo
2015-01-01
This book focuses on a large class of geometric objects in moduli theory and provides explicit computations to investigate their families. Concrete examples are developed that take advantage of the intricate interplay between Algebraic Geometry and Combinatorics. Compactifications of moduli spaces play a crucial role in Number Theory, String Theory, and Quantum Field Theory – to mention just a few. In particular, the notion of compactification of moduli spaces has been crucial for solving various open problems and long-standing conjectures. Further, the book reports on compactification techniques for moduli spaces in a large class where computations are possible, namely that of weighted stable hyperplane arrangements.
Inflationary Predictions and Moduli Masses
Das, Kumar; Maharana, Anshuman
2015-01-01
A generic feature of inflationary models in supergravity/string constructions is vacuum misalignment for the moduli fields. The associated production of moduli particles leads to an epoch in the post-inflationary history in which the energy density is dominated by cold moduli particles. This modification of the post-inflationary history implies that the preferred range for the number of e-foldings between horizon exit of the modes relevant for CMB observations and the end of inflation $(N_k)$ depends on moduli masses. This in turn implies that the precision CMB observables $n_s$ and $r$ are sensitive to moduli masses. We analyse this sensitivity for some representative models of inflation and find the effect to be highly relevant for confronting inflationary models with observations.
Shephard, Samuel; Jackson, Donald C
2009-12-01
Estimating an age-length relationship is a routine aspect of many fisheries studies and is simplified by the use of commercially available computer programs. These computer programs may be misleading since a result can be produced irrespective of the quality or the extent of the data, and there is some concern that back-calculated age-length relationships are sensitive to the sample size and composition. We investigated this issue by comparing estimates of mean back-calculated lengths at age and growth rates derived from subsets of a large sample of wild channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus (N=788) collected in 2001 and 2002 from 9 rivers in Mississippi, United States. Estimates of growth rate varied among subsets consisting of individual year class (2-6) of channel catfish separated from the overall sample. For nine subsets, comprising randomly-selected and increasing proportions of the overall sample (20%-100% at 10% increments of the overall sample), growth was similar. However, growth differed for a subset representing a random 10% of the overall sample. Lengths at age and growth rates derived from each of the 2001 and 2002 components of the sample both differed. All results were significant at P < 0.05. PMID:24575181
Moduli spaces in algebraic geometry
This volume of the new series of lecture notes of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics contains the lecture notes of the School on Algebraic Geometry which took place at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics from 26 July to 13 August 1999. The school consisted of 2 weeks of lecture courses and one week of conference. The topic of the school was moduli spaces. More specifically the lectures were divided into three subtopics: principal bundles on Riemann surfaces, moduli spaces of vector bundles and sheaves on projective varieties, and moduli spaces of curves
Supergravity gaugings and moduli superpotentials
These lecture notes describe the method of N=4 supergravity gaugings used as a four-dimensional effective Lagrangian description of the moduli superpotentials generated by superstring vacua with fluxes. (Abstract Copyright [2006], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)
Supergravity gaugings and moduli superpotentials
Derendinger, J.P. [Physics Institute, Neuchatel University, A.-L. Breguet 1, 2000 Neuchatel (Switzerland)
2006-05-04
These lecture notes describe the method of N=4 supergravity gaugings used as a four-dimensional effective Lagrangian description of the moduli superpotentials generated by superstring vacua with fluxes. (Abstract Copyright [2006], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)
Knuth, Matthew William
The objective of this project was to investigate the mechanical and elastic evolution of laboratory fault gouge analogs during active shear. To do this, I designed, constructed, and implemented a new technique for measuring changes in the elastic properties of granular layers subjected to shear deformation. Granular layers serve as an experimental analog to gouge layers forming in cataclastic faults. The technique combines a double-direct shear configuration with a method of determining ultrasonic elastic compressional and shear wavespeed. Experimental results are divided into chapters based on application to fundamental mechanics or to field cases. The first set of experiments allowed us to develop the technique and apply it to a range of end- member materials including quartz sands, montmorillonite clays, and mixtures of sand and clay. Emphasis is placed on normal stress unload-reload cycles and the resulting behavior as clay content is varied within the layer. We observe consistent decrease in wavespeed with shear for sand, and nonlinear but increasing wavespeed for clay and the sand/clay mixture. The second set of experiments involves the application of this technique to measurements conducted under fluid saturation and controlled pressure conditions, examining the behavior of materials from the Nankai Trough Accretionary Prism under shear. I introduce the effects of variable displacement rate and hold time, with implications for fault stability and rate-and-state frictional sliding. The experiments demonstrate a consistent inverse relationship between sliding velocity and wavespeed, and an increase in wavespeed associated with holds. The third set of experiments deals with velocity through stick-slipping glass beads, which has implications for fundamental granular mechanics questions involving velocity-weakening materials. I find that wavespeed decreases in the time between events and increases at "slips", suggesting a strong control related to changes in
Bending moduli of polymeric surfactant interfaces
Milner, S.T.; Witten, T. A.
1988-01-01
Our recent theory of the free energy and conformations of end-grafted polymer « brushes » is extended to polymers attached to curved surfaces. Several important systems, e.g., layers of polymeric surfactants or of strongly segregated diblock copolymers, can be well described as brushes. By expanding in powers of the curvature the free energy of a brush on a curved surface, the mean and Gaussian bending moduli may be obtained analytically. Results for K and K of monodisperse brushes are consis...
Moduli mediation without moduli-induced gravitino problem
Akita, Kensuke; Oikawa, Akane; Otsuka, Hajime
2016-01-01
We study the moduli-induced gravitino problem within the framework of the phenomenologically attractive mirage mediations. The huge amount of gravitino generated by the moduli decay can be successfully diluted by introducing an extra light modulus field which does not induce the supersymmetry breaking. Since the lifetime of extra modulus field becomes longer than usually considered modulus field, our proposed mechanism is applied to both the low- and high-scale supersymmetry breaking scenarios. We also point out that such an extra modulus field appears in the flux compactification of type II string theory.
Moduli Space of General Connections
Dubrovskiy, Stanislav
2010-01-01
We consider local invariants of general connections (with torsion). The group of origin-preserving diffeomorphisms acts on a space of jets of general connections. Dimensions of moduli spaces of generic connections are calculated. Poincar\\'e series of the geometric structure of connection is constructed, and shown to be a rational function, confirming the finiteness assertion of Tresse.
Generating RSA moduli with a predetermined portion
Lenstra, Arjen K.
1998-01-01
This paper reviews and generalizes a method to generate RSA moduli with a predetermined portion. The potential advantages of the resulting methods are discussed. Both the storage and the computational requirements of the RSA cryptosystem can be considerably reduced. The constructions are as efficient as generation of regular RSA moduli, and the resulting moduli do not seem to offer less security than regular RSA moduli
The moduli space of generalized Morse functions
Botvinnik, Boris; Madsen, Ib
2010-01-01
We study the moduli and determine a homotopy type of the space of all generalized Morse functions on d-manifolds for given d. This moduli space is closely connected to the moduli space of all Morse functions studied in the paper math.AT/0212321, and the classifying space of the corresponding cobordism category.
Moduli Backreaction on Inflationary Attractors
Roest, Diederik; Werkman, Pelle
2016-01-01
We investigate the interplay between moduli dynamics and inflation, focusing on the KKLT-scenario and cosmological $\\alpha$-attractors. General couplings between these sectors can induce a significant backreaction and potentially destroy the inflationary regime; however, we demonstrate that this generically does not happen for $\\alpha$-attractors. Depending on the details of the superpotential, the volume modulus can either be stable during the entire inflationary trajectory, or become tachyonic at some point and act as a waterfall field, resulting in a sudden end of inflation. In the latter case there is a universal supersymmetric minimum where the scalars end up, preventing the decompactification scenario. The observational predictions conform to the universal value of attractors, fully compatible with the Planck data, with possibly a capped number of e-folds due to the interplay with moduli.
Moduli spaces of riemannian metrics
Tuschmann, Wilderich
2015-01-01
This book studies certain spaces of Riemannian metrics on both compact and non-compact manifolds. These spaces are defined by various sign-based curvature conditions, with special attention paid to positive scalar curvature and non-negative sectional curvature, though we also consider positive Ricci and non-positive sectional curvature. If we form the quotient of such a space of metrics under the action of the diffeomorphism group (or possibly a subgroup) we obtain a moduli space. Understanding the topology of both the original space of metrics and the corresponding moduli space form the central theme of this book. For example, what can be said about the connectedness or the various homotopy groups of such spaces? We explore the major results in the area, but provide sufficient background so that a non-expert with a grounding in Riemannian geometry can access this growing area of research.
Coherency strain modeling of elastic moduli in Cu/Nb multilayers
An anomalous decrease in the elastic moduli of Cu/Nb multilayers has been observed via acoustic wave measurements. The decrease occurs for (111) fcc Cu and (110) bcc Nb layered structures with repeat periods between 1 and 5 nm. The coherency strain model has been used to simulate modulus enhancement in noble/transition metal multilayers. This approach addresses the atomic displacements corresponding with the lattice distortions of biaxially stressed layers. Elastic moduli are derived with respect to higher order differentials of a Born-Mayer type potential for nearest neighbor ions. The elastic moduli anomalies of Cu/Nb multilayers are modelled within this conceptual framework
Moduli interpretation of Eisenstein series
Khuri-Makdisi, Kamal
2009-01-01
Let L >= 3. Using the moduli interpretation, we define certain elliptic modular forms of level Gamma(L) over any field k where 6L is invertible and k contains the Lth roots of unity. These forms generate a graded algebra R_L, which, over C, is generated by the Eisenstein series of weight 1 on Gamma(L). The main result of this article is that, when k=C, the ring R_L contains all modular forms on Gamma(L) in weights >= 2. The proof combines algebraic and analytic techniques, including the actio...
Moduli destabilization via gravitational collapse
Hwang, Dong-il [Sogang Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Center for Quantum Spacetime; Pedro, Francisco G. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg (Germany). Theory Group; Yeom, Dong-han [Sogang Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Center for Quantum Spacetime; Kyoto Univ. (Japan). Yukawa Inst. for Theoretical Physics
2013-06-15
We examine the interplay between gravitational collapse and moduli stability in the context of black hole formation. We perform numerical simulations of the collapse using the double null formalism and show that the very dense regions one expects to find in the process of black hole formation are able to destabilize the volume modulus. We establish that the effects of the destabilization will be visible to an observer at infinity, opening up a window to a region in spacetime where standard model's couplings and masses can differ significantly from their background values.
Moduli destabilization via gravitational collapse
We examine the interplay between gravitational collapse and moduli stability in the context of black hole formation. We perform numerical simulations of the collapse using the double null formalism and show that the very dense regions one expects to find in the process of black hole formation are able to destabilize the volume modulus. We establish that the effects of the destabilization will be visible to an observer at infinity, opening up a window to a region in spacetime where standard model's couplings and masses can differ significantly from their background values.
Brane Potentials and Moduli Spaces
It is shown that the supergravity moduli spaces of D1-D5 and D2-D6 brane systems coincide with those of the Coulomb branches of the associated non-abelian gauge theories. We further discuss situations in which worldvolume brane actions include a potential term generated by probing certain supergravity backgrounds. We find that in many cases, the appearance of the potential is due to the application of the Scherk-Schwarz mechanism. We give some examples and discuss the existence of novel supersymmetric brane configurations. (author)
Candelas, Philip; McOrist, Jock
2016-01-01
Heterotic vacua of string theory are realised, at large radius, by a compact threefold with vanishing first Chern class together with a choice of stable holomorphic vector bundle. These form a wide class of potentially realistic four-dimensional vacua of string theory. Despite all their phenomenological promise, there is little understanding of the metric on the moduli space of these. What is sought is the analogue of special geometry for these vacua. The metric on the moduli space is important in phenomenology as it normalises D-terms and Yukawa couplings. It is also of interest in mathematics, since it generalises the metric, first found by Kobayashi, on the space of gauge field connections, to a more general context. Here we construct this metric, correct to first order in alpha', in two ways: first by postulating a metric that is invariant under background gauge transformations of the gauge field, and also by dimensionally reducing heterotic supergravity. These methods agree and the resulting metric is Ka...
SUGRA chaotic inflation and moduli stabilisation
Chaotic inflation predicts a large gravitational wave signal which can be tested by the upcoming Planck satellite. We discuss a SUGRA implementation of chaotic inflation in the presence of moduli fields, and find that inflation does not work with a generic KKLT moduli stabilisation potential. A viable model can be constructed with a fine-tuned moduli sector, but only for a very specific choice of Kaeahler potential. Our analysis also shows that inflation models satisfying ∂iWinf=0 for all inflation sector fields φi can be combined successfully with a fine-tuned moduli sector. (orig.)
Ferromagnetic detection of moduli dark matter
Vinante, A
2016-01-01
We propose a scheme to detect light scalar moduli dark matter, based on measuring the change of magnetization induced in a macroscopic hard ferromagnet. Our method can probe moduli dark matter at the natural coupling to the electron mass over several orders of magnitude in the moduli mass. The most attracting feature of the proposed approach, compared to mechanical ones, is that it relies on a nonresonant detection, allowing to probe a much wider region of the parameter space. This is a crucial point, as long as the theory is not able to predict the moduli mass.
SUGRA chaotic inflation and moduli stabilisation
Davis, S.C. [CEA/Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France). Service de Physique Theorique; Postma, M. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)]|[Nationaal Inst. voor Kernfysica en Hoge-Energiefysica (NIKHEF), Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2008-01-15
Chaotic inflation predicts a large gravitational wave signal which can be tested by the upcoming Planck satellite. We discuss a SUGRA implementation of chaotic inflation in the presence of moduli fields, and find that inflation does not work with a generic KKLT moduli stabilisation potential. A viable model can be constructed with a fine-tuned moduli sector, but only for a very specific choice of Kaeahler potential. Our analysis also shows that inflation models satisfying {partial_derivative}{sub i}W{sub inf}=0 for all inflation sector fields {phi}{sub i} can be combined successfully with a fine-tuned moduli sector. (orig.)
The Moduli and Gravitino (non)-Problems in Models with Strongly Stabilized Moduli
Evans, Jason L; Olive, Keith A
2013-01-01
In gravity mediated models and in particular in models with strongly stabilized moduli, there is a natural hierarchy between gaugino masses, the gravitino mass and moduli masses: $m_{1/2} \\ll m_{3/2} \\ll m_{\\phi}$. Given this hierarchy, we show that 1) moduli problems associated with excess entropy production from moduli decay and 2) problems associated with moduli/gravitino decays to neutralinos are non-existent. Placed in an inflationary context, we show that the amplitude of moduli oscillations are severely limited by strong stabilization. Moduli oscillations may then never come to dominate the energy density of the Universe. As a consequence, moduli decay to gravitinos and their subsequent decay to neutralinos need not overpopulate the cold dark matter density.
The moduli and gravitino (non)-problems in models with strongly stabilized moduli
In gravity mediated models and in particular in models with strongly stabilized moduli, there is a natural hierarchy between gaugino masses, the gravitino mass and moduli masses: m1/2 << m3/2 << mφ. Given this hierarchy, we show that 1) moduli problems associated with excess entropy production from moduli decay and 2) problems associated with moduli/gravitino decays to neutralinos are non-existent. Placed in an inflationary context, we show that the amplitude of moduli oscillations are severely limited by strong stabilization. Moduli oscillations may then never come to dominate the energy density of the Universe. As a consequence, moduli decay to gravitinos and their subsequent decay to neutralinos need not overpopulate the cold dark matter density
Strong moduli stabilization and phenomenology
Dudas, Emilian; Mambrini, Yann; Mustafayev, Azar; Olive, Keith A
2013-01-01
We describe the resulting phenomenology of string theory/supergravity models with strong moduli stabilization. The KL model with F-term uplifting, is one such example. Models of this type predict universal scalar masses equal to the gravitino mass. In contrast, A-terms receive highly suppressed gravity mediated contributions. Under certain conditions, the same conclusion is valid for gaugino masses, which like A-terms, are then determined by anomalies. In such models, we are forced to relatively large gravitino masses (30-1000 TeV). We compute the low energy spectrum as a function of m_{3/2}. We see that the Higgs masses naturally takes values between 125-130 GeV. The lower limit is obtained from the requirement of chargino masses greater than 104 GeV, while the upper limit is determined by the relic density of dark matter (wino-like).
Intermediate Jacobians of moduli spaces
Arapura, D; Arapura, Donu; Sastry, Pramathanath
1996-01-01
Let $SU_X(n,L)$ be the moduli space of rank n semistable vector bundles with fixed determinant L on a smooth projective genus g curve X. Let $SU_X^s(n,L)$ denote the open subset parametrizing stable bundles. We show that if g>3 and n > 1, then the mixed Hodge structure on $H^3(SU_X^s(n, L))$ is pure of type ${(1,2),(2,1)}$ and it carries a natural polarization such that the associated polarized intermediate Jacobian is isomorphic J(X). This is new when deg L and n are not coprime. As a corollary, we obtain a Torelli theorem that says roughly that $SU_X^s(n,L)$ (or $SU_X(n,L)$) determines X. This complements or refines earlier results of Balaji, Kouvidakis-Pantev, Mumford-Newstead, Narasimhan-Ramanan, and Tyurin.
Moduli Space of Topological 2-form Gravity
Abe, Mitsuko; Nakamichi, A.; Ueno, T.
1993-01-01
We propose a topological version of four-dimensional (Euclidean) Einstein gravity, in which anti-self-dual 2-forms and an SU(2) connection are used as fundamental fields. The theory describes the moduli space of conformally self-dual Einstein manifolds. In the presence of a cosmological constant, we evaluate the index of the elliptic complex associated with the moduli space.
Roaming moduli space using dynamical triangulations
Ambjorn, J., E-mail: ambjorn@nbi.dk [Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University, Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen O (Denmark); Barkley, J., E-mail: barkley@nbi.dk [Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University, Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen O (Denmark); Budd, T.G., E-mail: t.g.budd@uu.nl [Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University, Leuvenlaan 4, NL-3584 CE Utrecht (Netherlands)
2012-05-11
In critical as well as in non-critical string theory the partition function reduces to an integral over moduli space after integration over matter fields. For non-critical string theory this moduli integrand is known for genus one surfaces. The formalism of dynamical triangulations provides us with a regularization of non-critical string theory. We show how to assign in a simple and geometrical way a moduli parameter to each triangulation. After integrating over possible matter fields we can thus construct the moduli integrand. We show numerically for c=0 and c=-2 non-critical strings that the moduli integrand converges to the known continuum expression when the number of triangles goes to infinity.
Roaming moduli space using dynamical triangulations
Ambjorn, J; Budd, T
2011-01-01
In critical as well as in non-critical string theory the partition function reduces to an integral over moduli space after integration over matter fields. For non-critical string theory this moduli integrand is known for genus one surfaces. The formalism of dynamical triangulations provides us with a regularization of non-critical string theory. We show how to assign in a simple and geometrical way a moduli parameter to each triangulation. After integrating over possible matter fields we can thus construct the moduli integrand. We show numerically for $c=0$ and $c=-2$ non-critical strings that the moduli integrand converges to the known continuum expression when the number of triangles goes to infinity.
Roaming moduli space using dynamical triangulations
Ambjørn, J.; Barkley, J.; Budd, T. G.
2012-05-01
In critical as well as in non-critical string theory the partition function reduces to an integral over moduli space after integration over matter fields. For non-critical string theory this moduli integrand is known for genus one surfaces. The formalism of dynamical triangulations provides us with a regularization of non-critical string theory. We show how to assign in a simple and geometrical way a moduli parameter to each triangulation. After integrating over possible matter fields we can thus construct the moduli integrand. We show numerically for c=0 and c=-2 non-critical strings that the moduli integrand converges to the known continuum expression when the number of triangles goes to infinity.
String Moduli Stabilization at the Conifold
Blumenhagen, Ralph; Wolf, Florian
2016-01-01
We study moduli stabilization for type IIB orientifolds compactified on Calabi-Yau threefolds in the region close to conifold singularities in the complex structure moduli space. The form of the periods implies new phenomena like exponential mass hierarchies even in the regime of negligible warping. Integrating out the heavy conic complex structure modulus leads to an effective flux induced potential for the axio-dilaton and the remaining complex structure moduli containing exponentially suppressed terms that imitate non-perturbative effects. It is shown that this scenario can be naturally combined with the large volume scenario so that all moduli are dynamically stabilized in the dilute flux regime. As an application of this moduli stabilization scheme, a string inspired model of aligned inflation is designed that features a parametrically controlled hierarchy of mass scales.
Bán, Zoltán; Győri, Erzsébet; Horváth, Tibor
2015-04-01
Liquefaction and paleoliquefaction studies are being used increasingly to interpret ground motion parameters (acceleration, magnitude, epicenter location) in regions that experience infrequent but damaging earthquakes. These are especially applicable where the most recent damaging earthquakes occurred prior to the development of ground motion instrumentation. In Hungary, a damaging earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred in Dunaharaszti in 1956. Its epicenter was located about 5 km from the southern boundary of Budapest. The quake caused serious damages in the epicentral area and in the southern districts of the capital. A Wiechert type seismometer was operated in Budapest 15-20 km from the epicenter but it saturated by the earthquake so instrumental information does not exist about the shaking strength. Ground accelerations caused by the event can be deduced only from the macroseismic intensity values and from the analogies of recent similar earthquakes where strong motion data exist. The epicentral area of Dunaharaszti earthquake was located along the Danube River. Sand boils were observed in some locations that indicated the occurrence of liquefaction. Because their exact locations were recorded at the time of the earthquake, geotechnical measurements could be performed. Therefore an alternative possibility to estimate shaking strength can be the back-analysis of liquefaction field data. Unlike the paleoliquefaction studies, in our case the source of the earthquake and the magnitude is known, our purpose was only to estimate the peak ground acceleration and acceleration-related parameters, such as Arias intensity. Back-calculation of surface acceleration was performed at two locations, where evidences of liquefaction had been observed after the earthquake. On both locations SPT and CPT measurements were carried out, and back-analysis from them was performed with different empirical methods. This allowed the assessment of the selected method's and the used in
Open String Moduli in KKLT Compactifications
Aharony, Ofer; Antebi, Yaron E; Berkooz, Micha
2005-01-01
In the Kachru-Kallosh-Linde-Trivedi (KKLT) de-Sitter construction one introduces an anti-D3-brane that breaks the supersymmetry and leads to a positive cosmological constant. In this paper we investigate the open string moduli associated with this anti-D3-brane, corresponding to its position on the 3-sphere at the tip of the deformed conifold. We show that in the KKLT construction these moduli are very light, and we suggest a possible way to give these moduli a large mass by putting orientifo...
Multi-Skyrmions with orientational moduli
Canfora, Fabrizio
2016-01-01
We analyze the mechanism of condensation of orientational moduli (as introduced in [25]) on multi-Skyrmionic configurations of the four-dimensional Skyrme model. The present analysis reveals interesting novel features. First of all, the orientational moduli tend to decrease the repulsive interactions between Skyrmions, the effect decreasing with the increase of the Baryon number. Moreover, in the case of a single Skyrmion, the appearance of moduli is energetically favorable if finite volume effects are present. Otherwise, in the usual flat topologically trivial case, it is not. In the low energy theory these solutions can be interpreted as Skyrmions with additional isospin degrees of freedom.
Guenther, Claudia C.; Temming, Axel; Baumann, Hannes;
2012-01-01
An individual-based length back-calculation method was developed for juvenile Baltic sprat (Sprattus sprattus), accounting for ontogenetic changes in the relationship between fish length and otolith length. In sprat, metamorphosis from larvae to juveniles is characterized by the coincidence of low......, which is supposed to be critical in determining recruitment strength in Baltic sprat....
杨国良; 吴旷怀
2008-01-01
基于层状弹性理论,利用远离承载板中心的两点路表变形响应反算土基回弹模量.根据半刚性基层沥青路面常用路面结构组合形式,构建土基回弹模量与两点路表弯沉值之间一一对应的数据库,建立回归模型.由理论弯沉盆和实测弯沉盆的预测结果表明,建立的土基回弹模量回归预测模型具有良好的精度和可靠性,为进一步快速、有效地评定土基的承载能力提供了依据.%Based on the layered elastic theory, the resilient modulus of subgrade was backcalculated using two point surface deflection responses of pavement structure where were further away from the center of bearing plate. According to the combinations of asphalt pavement on semi-rigid road for high-class highways in common use, the database of structural parameters and corresponding two point surface deflections was established and the regressive models were developed to backcalculate the resilient modulus of subgrade. The predictive results of theoretical and measured deflection basins showed that the regressive model of resilient modulus of subgrade was of good accuracy and reliability. It provids evidences to rapidly and effectively evaluate the bearing capacity of subgrade.
Vertex Operators and Moduli Spaces of Sheaves
Carlsson, Erik
2009-01-01
The Nekrasov partition function in supersymmetric quantum gauge theory is mathematically formulated as an equivariant integral over certain moduli spaces of sheaves on a complex surface. In ``Seiberg-Witten Theory and Random Partitions'', Nekrasov and Okounkov studied these integrals using the representation theory of ``vertex operators'' and the infinite wedge representation. Many of these operators arise naturally from correspondences on the moduli spaces, such as Nakajima's Heisenberg operators, and Grojnowski's vertex operators. In this paper, we build a new vertex operator out of the Chern class of a vector bundle on a pair of moduli spaces. This operator has the advantage that it connects to the partition function by definition. It also incorporates the canonical class of the surface, whereas many other studies assume that the class vanishes. When the moduli space is the Hilbert scheme, we present an explicit expression in the Nakajima operators, and the resulting combinatorial identities. We then apply...
Farkas, Gavril; Geer, Gerard
2016-01-01
This book provides an overview of the latest developments concerning the moduli of K3 surfaces. It is aimed at algebraic geometers, but is also of interest to number theorists and theoretical physicists, and continues the tradition of related volumes like “The Moduli Space of Curves” and “Moduli of Abelian Varieties,” which originated from conferences on the islands Texel and Schiermonnikoog and which have become classics. K3 surfaces and their moduli form a central topic in algebraic geometry and arithmetic geometry, and have recently attracted a lot of attention from both mathematicians and theoretical physicists. Advances in this field often result from mixing sophisticated techniques from algebraic geometry, lattice theory, number theory, and dynamical systems. The topic has received significant impetus due to recent breakthroughs on the Tate conjecture, the study of stability conditions and derived categories, and links with mirror symmetry and string theory. At the same time, the theory of irred...
Dynamic elastic moduli of rocks under pressure
Elastic moduli are determined as a function of confining pressure to 10 kb on rocks in which Plowshare shots are to be fired. Numerical simulation codes require accurate information on the mechanical response of the rock medium to various stress levels in order to predict cavity dimensions. The theoretical treatment of small strains in an elastic medium relates the propagation velocity of compressional and shear waves to the elastic moduli. Velocity measurements can provide, as unique code input data, the rigidity modulus, Poisson' ratio and the shear wave velocity, as well as providing checks on independent determinations of the other moduli. Velocities are determined using pulsed electro-mechanical transducers and measuring the time-of-flight in the rock specimen. A resonant frequency of 1 MHz is used to insure that the wavelength exceeds the average grain dimension and is subject to bulk rock properties. Data obtained on a variety of rock types are presented and analyzed. These data are discussed in terms of their relationship to moduli measured by static methods as well as the effect of anisotropy, porosity, and fractures. In general, fractured rocks with incipient cracks show large increases in velocity and moduli in the first 1 to 2 kb of compression as a result of the closing of these voids. After this, the velocities increase much more slowly. Dynamic moduli for these rocks are often 10% higher than corresponding static moduli at low pressure, but this difference decreases as the voids are closed until the moduli agree within experimental error. The discrepancy at low pressure is a result of the elastic energy in the wave pulse being propagated around cracks, with little effect on propagation velocity averaged over the entire specimen. (author)
Moduli stabilization in type IIB orientifolds
Schulgin, W.
2007-06-04
This thesis deals with the stabilization of the moduli fields in the compactifications of the type IIB string theory on orientifolds. A concrete procedure for the construction of solutions, in which all moduli fields are fixed, yields the KKLT scenario. We study, on which models the scenario can be applied, if approximations of the original KKLT work are abandoned. We find that in a series of models, namely such without complex-structure moduli the construction of the consistent solutions in the framework of the KKLT scenario is not possible. The nonperturbative effects, like D3 instantons and gaugino condensates are a further component of the KKLT scenario. They lead to the stabilization of the Kaehler moduli. We present criteria for the generation of the superpotential due to the D3 instantons at a Calaby-Yau manifold in presence of fluxes. Furthermore we show that although the presence of the nonperturbative superpotential in the equations of motions is correlated with the switching on of all ISD and IASD fluxes, the deciding criterium for the generation of the nonperturbative superpotential depends only on the fluxes of the type (2,1). Thereafter we discuss two models, in which we stabilize all moduli fields. Thereby it deals with Calabi-Yau orientifolds which have been obtained by a blow-up procedure from the Z{sub 6-II} and Z{sub 2} x Z{sub 4} orientifolds.
Moduli stabilization in type IIB orientifolds
This thesis deals with the stabilization of the moduli fields in the compactifications of the type IIB string theory on orientifolds. A concrete procedure for the construction of solutions, in which all moduli fields are fixed, yields the KKLT scenario. We study, on which models the scenario can be applied, if approximations of the original KKLT work are abandoned. We find that in a series of models, namely such without complex-structure moduli the construction of the consistent solutions in the framework of the KKLT scenario is not possible. The nonperturbative effects, like D3 instantons and gaugino condensates are a further component of the KKLT scenario. They lead to the stabilization of the Kaehler moduli. We present criteria for the generation of the superpotential due to the D3 instantons at a Calaby-Yau manifold in presence of fluxes. Furthermore we show that although the presence of the nonperturbative superpotential in the equations of motions is correlated with the switching on of all ISD and IASD fluxes, the deciding criterium for the generation of the nonperturbative superpotential depends only on the fluxes of the type (2,1). Thereafter we discuss two models, in which we stabilize all moduli fields. Thereby it deals with Calabi-Yau orientifolds which have been obtained by a blow-up procedure from the Z6-II and Z2 x Z4 orientifolds
Matrix string theory and its moduli space
The correspondence between Matrix String Theory in the strong coupling limit and IIA superstring theory can be shown by means of the instanton solutions of the former. We construct the general instanton solutions of Matrix String Theory which interpolate between given initial and final string configurations. Each instanton is characterized by a Riemann surface of genus h with n punctures, which is realized as a plane curve. We study the moduli space of such plane curves and find out that, at finite N, it is a discretized version of the moduli space of Riemann surfaces: instead of 3h - 3 + n its complex dimensions are 2h - 3 + n, the remaining h dimensions being discrete. It turns out that as N tends to infinity, these discrete dimensions become continuous. We argue that in this limit one recovers the full moduli space of string interaction theory
Accidental Kähler moduli inflation
We study a model of accidental inflation in type IIB string theory where inflation occurs near the inflection point of a small Kähler modulus. A racetrack structure helps to alleviate the known concern that string-loop corrections may spoil Kähler Moduli Inflation unless having a significant suppression via the string coupling or a special brane setup. Also, the hierarchy of gauge group ranks required for the separation between moduli stabilization and inflationary dynamics is relaxed. The relaxation becomes more significant when we use the recently proposed D-term generated racetrack model
String instantons, fluxes and moduli stabilization
Camara, P G; Maillard, T; Pradisi, G
2007-01-01
We analyze a class of dual pairs of heterotic and type I models based on freely-acting $\\mathbb{Z}_2 \\times \\mathbb{Z}_2$ orbifolds in four dimensions. Using the adiabatic argument, it is possible to calculate non-perturbative contributions to the gauge coupling threshold corrections on the type I side by exploiting perturbative calculations on the heterotic side, without the drawbacks due to twisted moduli. The instanton effects can then be combined with closed-string fluxes to stabilize most of the moduli fields of the internal manifold, and also the dilaton, in a racetrack realization of the type I model.
Baryogenesis and Late-Decaying Moduli
Allahverdi, Rouzbeh; Dutta, Bhaskar; Sinha, Kuver
2010-01-01
Late-decaying string moduli dilute the baryon asymmetry of the universe created in any previous era. The reheat temperature for such moduli is below a GeV, thus motivating baryogenesis at very low temperatures. We present an extension of the minimal supersymmetric standard model with TeV-scale colored fields that can yield the correct baryon asymmetry of the universe in this context. Modulus decay, which reheats the universe at a temperature below GeV, produces the visible sector fields and n...
Non-special scrolls with general moduli
Calabri, Alberto; Ciliberto, Ciro; Flamini, Flaminio; Miranda, Rick
2007-01-01
In this paper we study smooth, non-special scrolls S of degree d, genus g, with general moduli. In particular, we study the scheme of unisecant curves of a given degree on S. Our approach is mostly based on degeneration techniques.
Tautological algebras of moduli spaces of curves
Faber, C.F.
2013-01-01
These are the lecture notes for my course at the 2011 Park City Mathematical Institute on moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces. The two lectures here correspond roughly to the first and second half of the course. The subject of the first lecture is the tautological ring R∗(Mg) of Mg. I recall Mumford’s
Line bundles on moduli and related spaces
Huebschmann, Johannes
2009-01-01
Let G be a Lie goup, let M and N be smooth connected G-manifolds, let f be a smooth G-map from M to N, and let P denote the fiber of f. Given a closed and equivariantly closed relative 2-form for f with integral periods, we construct the principal G-circle bundles with connection on P having the given relative 2-form as curvature. Given a compact Lie group K, a biinvariant Riemannian metric on K, and a closed Riemann surface S of genus s, when we apply the construction to the particular case where f is the familiar relator map from a product of 2s copies of K to K we obtain the principal K-circle bundles on the associated extended moduli spaces which, via reduction, then yield the corresponding line bundles on possibly twisted moduli spaces of representations of the fundamental group of S in K, in particular, on moduli spaces of semistable holomorphic vector bundles or, more precisely, on a smooth open stratum when the moduli space is not smooth. The construction also yields an alternative geometric object, d...
Roaming moduli space using dynamical triangulations
Ambjørn, J.; Barkley, J.; Budd, T.G.
2012-01-01
In critical as well as in non-critical string theory the partition function reduces to an integral over modulispace after integration over matter fields. For non-critical string theory this moduli integrand is known for genus one surfaces. The formalism of dynamicaltriangulations provides us with a
Moduli spaces of unitary conformal field theories
We investigate various features of moduli spaces of unitary conformal field theories. A geometric characterization of rational toroidal conformal field theories in arbitrary dimensions is presented and discussed in relation to singular tori and those with complex multiplication. We study the moduli space M2 of unitary two-dimensional conformal field theories with central charge c = 2. All the 26 non-exceptional non-isolated irreducible components of M2 are constructed that may be obtained by an orbifold procedure from toroidal theories. The parameter spaces and partition functions are calculated explicitly. All multicritical points and lines are determined, such that all but three of these 26 components are directly or indirectly connected to the space of toroidal theories in M2. Relating our results to those by Dixon, Ginsparg, Harvey on the classification of c = 3/2 superconformal field theories, we give geometric interpretations to all non-isolated orbifolds discussed by them and correct their statements on multicritical points within the moduli space of c = 3/2 superconformal field theories. In the main part of this work, we investigate the moduli space M of N = (4, 4) superconformal field theories with central charge c = 6. After a slight emendation of its global description we give generic partition functions for models contained in M. We explicitly determine the locations of various known models in the component of M associated to K3 surfaces
String loop corrected hypermultiplet moduli spaces
Robles-Llana, D.; Saueressig, Frank; Vandoren, S.
2007-01-01
Using constraints from supersymmetry and string perturbation theory, we determine the string loop corrections to the hypermultiplet moduli space of type II strings compactified on a generic Calabi-Yau threefold. The corresponding quaternion-Kähler manifolds are completely encoded in terms of a singl
Moduli Space of Integrable Dirac Structures
Milani, Vida
2009-01-01
In this paper we introduce the notion of integrable Dirac structures on Hermitian modules. The moduli space of the space of integrable Dirac structures is studied. Then a necessary and sufficient condition for the integrability of a Dirac structure is obtained as the solution of a certain partial differential equation.
Monoids of moduli spaces of manifolds
Galatius, Søren; Randal-Williams, Oscar
2010-01-01
D the better. We prove that in most cases of interest, D can be chosen to be a homotopy commutative monoid. As a consequence we prove that the stable cohomology of many moduli spaces of surfaces with ¿–structure is the cohomology of the infinite loop space of a certain Thom spectrum MT¿. This was...
Moduli spaces of convex projective structures on surfaces
Fock, V. V.; Goncharov, A. B.
2007-01-01
We introduce explicit parametrisations of the moduli space of convex projective structures on surfaces, and show that the latter moduli space is identified with the higher Teichmüller space for defined in [V.V. Fock, A.B. Goncharov, Moduli spaces of local systems and higher Teichmüller theory, math...
Hybrid inflation and the moduli problem
We revisit some questions in supersymmetric hybrid inflation. We analyze the amount of fine-tuning required in various models, the problem of decay at the end of inflation and the generation of baryons after inflation. We find that the most natural setting for hybrid inflation is in supersymmetric models with nonrenormalizable couplings. Furthermore, we argue that almost inevitably, one of the fields involved is a modulus, with Planck scale variation. The resulting moduli problem can be solved in two ways: either by a massive modulus (which requires some fine-tuning), or an enhanced symmetry point, in which the moduli becomes strongly coupled to the standard model. Various possibilities for baryon production are discussed
Hybrid Inflation and the Moduli Problem
Berkooz, M; Volansky, T; Berkooz, Micha; Dine, Michael; Volansky, Tomer
2004-01-01
We revisit some questions in supersymmetric hybrid inflation (SHI). We analyze the amount of fine tuning required in various models, the problem of decay at the end of inflation and the generation of baryons after inflation. We find that the most natural setting for HI is in supersymmetric models with non-renormalizable couplings. Furthermore, we argue that almost inevitably, one of the fields involved is a modulus, with Planck scale variation. The resulting moduli problem can be solved in two ways: either by a massive modulus (which requires some fine tuning), or an enhanced symmetry point, in which the moduli becomes strongly coupled to the Standard Model. Various possibilities for baryon production are discussed.
More Dual Fluxes and Moduli Fixing
Aldazabal, G; Font, A; Ibáñez, L E
2006-01-01
We generalize the recent proposal that invariance under T-duality leads to additional non-geometric fluxes required so that superpotentials in type IIA and type IIB orientifolds match. We show that invariance under type IIB S-duality requires the introduction of a new set of fluxes leading to further superpotential terms. We find new classes of N=1 supersymmetric Minkowski vacua based on type IIB toroidal orientifolds in which not only dilaton and complex moduli but also Kahler moduli are fixed. The chains of dualities relating type II orientifolds to heterotic and M-theory compactifications suggests the existence of yet further flux degrees of freedom. Restricting to a particular type IIA/IIB or heterotic compactification only some of these degrees of freedom have a simple perturbative and/or geometric interpretation.
Moduli Stabilization in Heterotic $M$-theory
Choi, Kiwoon; Kim, Hang Bae; Kim, Hyungdo
1998-01-01
We examine the stabilization of the two typical moduli, the length $\\rho$ of the eleventh segment and the volume $V$ of the internal six manifold, in compactified heterotic $M$-theory. It is shown that, under certain conditions, the phenomenologically favored vacuum expectation values of $\\rho$ and $V$ can be obtained by the combined effects of multi-gaugino condensations on the hidden wall and the membrane instantons wrapping the three cycle of the internal six manifold.
Moduli Stabilisation using World-sheet Techniques
Gepner models provide algebraic constructions of string backgrounds where the compact part of the manifold is represented by internal conformal field theories carrying the correct central charge. We use these ideas to construct cosmological toy models that provide a way for freezing the string moduli. We also look at the effective field theory of the fields in the spectrum and possible ways of inducing inflation. This document is composed of the slides of the presentation. (author)
Braneworld gravity: Influence of the moduli fields
We consider the case of a generic braneworld geometry in the presence of one or more moduli fields (e.g., the dilaton) that vary throughout the bulk spacetime. Working in an arbitrary conformal frame, using the generalized junction conditions of gr-qc/0008008 and the Gauss-Codazzi equations, we derive the effective ''induced'' on-brane gravitational equations. As usual in braneworld scenarios, these equations do not form a closed system in that the bulk can exchange both information and stress-energy with the braneworld. We work with an arbitrary number of moduli fields described by an arbitrary sigma model, with arbitrary curvature couplings, arbitrary self interactions, and arbitrary dimension for the bulk. (The braneworld is always codimension one.) Among the novelties we encounter are modifications of the on-brane stress-energy conservation law, anomalous couplings between on-brane gravity and the trace of the on-brane stress-energy tensor, and additional possibilities for modifying the on-brane effective cosmological constant. After obtaining the general stress-energy ''conservation'' law and the ''induced Einstein equations'' we particularize the discussion to two particularly attractive cases: for a (n-2)-brane in ([n-1]+1) dimensions we discuss both the effect of (1) generic variable moduli fields in the Einstein frame, and (2) the effect of a varying dilaton in the string frame. (author)
BCFT moduli space in level truncation
Kudrna, Matěj; Maccaferri, Carlo
2016-04-01
We propose a new non-perturbative method to search for marginal deformations in level truncated open string field theory. Instead of studying the flatness of the effective potential for the marginal field (which is not expected to give a one-to-one parametrization of the BCFT moduli space), we identify a new non-universal branch of the tachyon potential which, from known analytic examples, is expected to parametrize the marginal flow in a much larger region of the BCFT moduli space. By a level 18 computation in Siegel gauge we find an increasingly flat effective potential in the non-universal sector, connected to the perturbative vacuum and we confirm that the coefficient of the marginal field ( λ SFT) has a maximum compatible with the value where the solutions stop existing in the standard Sen-Zwiebach approach. At the maximal reachable level the effective potential still deviates from flatness for large values of the tachyon, but the Ellwood invariants stay close to the correct BCFT values on the whole branch and the full periodic moduli space of the cosine deformation is covered.
Supersymmetric moduli stabilization and high-scale inflation
We study the back-reaction of moduli fields on the inflaton potential in generic models of F-term inflation. We derive the moduli corrections as a power series in the ratio of Hubble scale and modulus mass. The general result is illustrated with two examples, hybrid inflation and chaotic inflation. We find that in both cases the decoupling of moduli dynamics and inflation requires moduli masses close to the scale of grand unification. For smaller moduli masses the CMB observables are strongly affected.
Supersymmetric moduli stabilization and high-scale inflation
Wilfried Buchmuller
2014-09-01
Full Text Available We study the back-reaction of moduli fields on the inflaton potential in generic models of F-term inflation. We derive the moduli corrections as a power series in the ratio of Hubble scale and modulus mass. The general result is illustrated with two examples, hybrid inflation and chaotic inflation. We find that in both cases the decoupling of moduli dynamics and inflation requires moduli masses close to the scale of grand unification. For smaller moduli masses the CMB observables are strongly affected.
Note on moduli stabilization, supersymmetry breaking and axiverse
We study properties of moduli stabilization in the four dimensional N=1 supergravity theory with heavy moduli and would-be saxion-axion multiplets including light string-theoretic axions. We give general formulation for the scenario that heavy moduli and saxions are stabilized while axions remain light, assuming that moduli are stabilized near the supersymmetric solution. One can find stable vacuum, i.e. nontachyonic saxions, in the non-supersymmetric Minkowski vacua. We also discuss the cases, where the moduli are coupled to the supersymmetry breaking sector and/or moduli have contributions to supersymmetry breaking. Furthermore we study the models with axions originating from matter-like fields. Our analysis on moduli stabilization is applicable even if there are not light axion multiplets. (orig.)
Note on moduli stabilization, supersymmetry breaking and axiverse
Higaki, Tetsutaro [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Kobayashi, Tatsuo [Kyoto Univ. (Japan). Dept. of Physics
2011-06-15
We study properties of moduli stabilization in the four dimensional N=1 supergravity theory with heavy moduli and would-be saxion-axion multiplets including light string-theoretic axions. We give general formulation for the scenario that heavy moduli and saxions are stabilized while axions remain light, assuming that moduli are stabilized near the supersymmetric solution. One can find stable vacuum, i.e. nontachyonic saxions, in the non-supersymmetric Minkowski vacua. We also discuss the cases, where the moduli are coupled to the supersymmetry breaking sector and/or moduli have contributions to supersymmetry breaking. Furthermore we study the models with axions originating from matter-like fields. Our analysis on moduli stabilization is applicable even if there are not light axion multiplets. (orig.)
Effective elastic moduli and interface effects of nano- crystalline materials
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2002-01-01
Many properties of nanocrystalline materials are associated with interface effects. Based on their microstructural features, the influence of interfaces on the effective elastic property of nanocrystalline materials is investigated. First, the Mori-Tanaka method is employed to determine the overall effective elastic moduli by considering a nanocrystalline material as a binary composite solid consisting of a crystal or inclusion phase with regular lattice connected by an amorphous-like interface or matrix phase. The effects of strain gradients are then examined on the effective elastic property by using the strain gradient theory to analyze a representative unit cell. Two interface mechanisms are elucidated that influence the effective stiffness and other mechanical properties of materials. One is the softening effect due to the distorted atomic structures and the increased atomic spacings in interface regions, and the other is the baffling effect due to the existence of boundary layers near interfaces.
Fast Overflow Detection in Moduli Set
Mehrin Rouhifar
2011-05-01
Full Text Available The Residue Number System (RNS is a non weighted system. It supports parallel, high speed, low power and secure arithmetic. Detecting overflow in RNS systems is very important, because if overflow is not detected properly, an incorrect result may be considered as a correct answer. The previously proposed methods or algorithms for detecting overflow need to residue comparison or complete convert of numbers from RNS to binary. We propose a new and fast overflow detection approach for moduli set {2n-1, 2n, 2n+1}, which it is different from previous methods. Our technique implements RNS overflow detection much faster applying a few more hardware than previous methods.
Arithmetic fundamental groups and moduli of curves
This is a short note on the algebraic (or sometimes called arithmetic) fundamental groups of an algebraic variety, which connects classical fundamental groups with Galois groups of fields. A large part of this note describes the algebraic fundamental groups in a concrete manner. This note gives only a sketch of the fundamental groups of the algebraic stack of moduli of curves. Some application to a purely topological statement, i.e., an obstruction to the subjectivity of Johnson homomorphisms in the mapping class groups, which comes from Galois group of Q, is explained. (author)
Isomorphism of Compactiﬁcations of Vector Bundles Moduli: Nonreduced Moduli
N. V. Timofeeva
2015-12-01
Full Text Available We continue the study of the compactiﬁcation of the moduli scheme for Gieseker-semistable vector bundles on a nonsingular irreducible projective algebraic surface S with polarization L, by locally free sheaves. The relation of main components of the moduli functor or admissible semistable pairs and main components of the Gieseker – Maruyama moduli functor (for semistable torsion-free coherent sheaves with the same Hilbert polynomial on the surface S is investigated. The compactiﬁcation of interest arises when families of Gieseker-semistable vector bundles E on the nonsingular polarized projective surface (S, L are completed by vector bundles E on projective polarized schemes (S, L of special form. The form of the scheme S, of its polarization L and of the vector bundle E is described in the text. The collection ((S, L, E is called a semistable admissible pair. Vector bundles E on the surface (S, L and E on schemes (S, L are supposed to have equal ranks and Hilbert polynomials which are compute with respect to polarizations L and L, respectively. Pairs of the form ((S, L, E named as S-pairs are also included into the class under the scope. Since the purpose is to study the compactiﬁcation of moduli space for vector bundles, only families which contain S-pairs are considered. We build up the natural transformation of the moduli functor for admissible semistable pairs to the Gieseker – Maruyama moduli functor for semistable torsion-free coherent sheaves on the surface (S, L, with same rank and Hilbert polynomial. It is demonstrated that this natural transformation is inverse to the natural transformation built in the preceding paper and deﬁned by the standard resolution of a family of torsion-free coherent sheaves with a possibly nonreduced base scheme. The functorial isomorphism constructed determines the scheme isomorphism of compactiﬁcations of moduli space for semistable vector bundles on the surface (S, L.
BCFT moduli space in level truncation
Kudrna, Matej
2016-01-01
We propose a new non-perturbative method to search for marginal deformations in level truncated open string field theory. Instead of studying the flatness of the effective potential for the marginal field (which is not expected to give a one-to-one parametrization of the BCFT moduli space), we identify a new non-universal branch of the tachyon potential which, from known analytic examples, is expected to parametrize the marginal flow in a much larger region of the BCFT moduli space. By a level 18 computation in Siegel gauge, we find an increasingly flat effective potential in the non-universal sector, connected to the perturbative vacuum and we confirm that the coefficient of the marginal field (lambda_SFT) has a maximum compatible with the value where the solutions stop existing in the standard Sen-Zwiebach approach. At the maximal reachable level, the effective potential still deviates from flatness for large values of the tachyon, but the Ellwood invariants stay close to the correct BCFT values on the whol...
Explicitly Broken Supersymmetry with Exactly Massless Moduli
Dong, Xi; Zhao, Yue
2014-01-01
There is an avatar of the little hierarchy problem of the MSSM in 3-dimensional supersymmetry. We propose a solution to this problem in AdS$_3$ based on the AdS/CFT correspondence. The bulk theory is a supergravity theory in which U(1) $\\times$ U(1) R-symmetry is gauged by Chern-Simons fields. The bulk theory is deformed by a boundary term quadratic in the gauge fields. It breaks SUSY completely and sources an exactly marginal operator in the dual CFT. SUSY breaking is communicated by gauge interactions to bulk scalar fields and their spinor superpartners. Since the R-charges of scalar and spinor differ, this generates a SUSY breaking shift of their masses. The Ward identity facilitates the calculation of these mass shifts to any desired order in the strength of the deformation. Moduli fields are massless $R$-neutral bulk scalars with vanishing potential in the undeformed theory. These properties are maintained to all orders in the deformation despite the fact that moduli couple in the bulk to loops of R-char...
Cosmological Evolution of Brane World Moduli
Brax, P; Davis, A C; Rhodes, C S; Brax, Ph.
2003-01-01
We study cosmological consequences of non-constant brane world moduli in five dimensional brane world models with bulk scalars and two boundary branes. We focus on the case where the brane tension is an exponential function of the bulk scalar field, $U_b \\propto \\exp{(\\alpha \\phi)}$. In the limit $\\alpha \\to 0$, the model reduces to the two-brane model of Randall-Sundrum, whereas larger values of $\\alpha$ allow for a less warped bulk geometry. Using the moduli space approximation we derive the four-dimensional low-energy effective action from a supergravity-inspired five-dimensional theory. For arbitrary values of $\\alpha$, the resulting theory has the form of a bi-scalar-tensor theory. We show that, in order to be consistent with local gravitational observations, $\\alpha$ has to be small (less than $10^{-2}$) and the separation of the branes must be large. We study the cosmological evolution of the interbrane distance and the bulk scalar field for different matter contents on each branes. Our findings indica...
O'Grady, Kieran G
2011-01-01
We study the GIT quotient of the symplectic grassmannian parametrizing lagrangian subspaces of \\bigwedge^3{\\mathbb C}^6 by the natural action of SL_6, call it M. This is a compactification of the moduli space of smooth double EPW-sextics: there are strong analogies with the moduli space of cubic 4-folds. We determine the stable points, the irreducible components of the GIT boundary and their dimensions. Our final goal is to understand the period map from M to the Baily-Borel compactification of the relevant period domain modulo an arithmetic group. With this motivation in mind we prove a result which is analogous to a theorem of Laza on cubic 4-folds with simple singularities namely stability of lagrangians whose associated period point lands in the interior of the Baily-Borel compactification. We also analyze the locus in the GIT-boundary of M where the period map is not regular (presumably the indeterminacy locus is contained in the GIT boundary). It turns out to have two irreducible components, one of dime...
Permutation combinatorics of worldsheet moduli space
Freidel, Laurent; Garner, David; Ramgoolam, Sanjaye
2015-06-01
Light-cone string diagrams have been used to reproduce the orbifold Euler characteristic of moduli spaces of punctured Riemann surfaces at low genus and with few punctures. Nakamura studied the meromorphic differential introduced by Giddings and Wolpert to characterize light-cone diagrams and introduced a class of graphs related to this differential. These Nakamura graphs were used to parametrize the cells in a light-cone cell decomposition of moduli space. We develop links between Nakamura graphs and realizations of the worldsheet as branched covers. This leads to a development of the combinatorics of Nakamura graphs in terms of permutation tuples. For certain classes of cells, including those of the top dimension, there is a simple relation to Belyi maps, which allows us to use results from Hermitian and complex matrix models to give analytic formulas for the counting of cells at an arbitrarily high genus. For the most general cells, we develop a new equivalence relation on Hurwitz classes which organizes the cells and allows efficient enumeration of Nakamura graphs using the group theory software gap.
Moduli stabilization and the pattern of sparticle spectra
Choi, Kiwoon
2008-01-01
We discuss the pattern of low energy sparticle spectra which appears in some class of moduli stabilization scenario. In case that light moduli are stabilized by non-perturbative effects encoded in the superpotential and a phenomenologically viable de Sitter vacuum is obtained by a sequestered supersymmetry breaking sector, the anomaly-mediated soft terms become comparable to the moduli-mediated ones, leading to a quite distinctive pattern of low energy spacticle masses dubbed the mirage mediation pattern. We also discuss low energy sparticle masses in more general mixed-mediation scenario which includes a comparable size of gauge mediation in addition to the moduli and anomaly mediations.
On the moduli space of semilocal strings and lumps
Eto, Minoru; Evslin, Jarah; Konishi, Kenichi; Marmorini, Giacomo; Nitta, Muneto; Ohashi, Keisuke; Vinci, Walter; Yokoi, Naoto
2007-01-01
We study BPS non-abelian semilocal vortices in U(Nc) gauge theory with Nf flavors, Nf > Nc, in the Higgs phase. The moduli space for arbitrary winding number is described using the moduli matrix formalism. We find a relation between the moduli spaces of the semilocal vortices in a Seiberg-like dual pairs of theories, U(Nc) and U(Nf-Nc). They are two alternative regularizations of a "parent" non-Hausdorff space, which tend to the same moduli space of sigma-model lumps in the infinite gauge cou...
On moduli spaces in AdS{sub 4} supergravity
Alwis, Senarath de [Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO (United States). Dept. of Physics; Louis, Jan [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). Fachbereich 12 - Physik; Hamburg Univ. (Germany). Zentrum fuer Mathematische Physik; McAllister, Liam [Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics; Triendl, Hagen [CERN, Geneva (Switzerland). Theory Division, Physics Dept.; Westphal, Alexander [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany). Gruppe Theorie
2013-12-15
We study the structure of the supersymmetric moduli spaces of N=1 and N=2 supergravity theories in AdS{sub 4} backgrounds. In the N=1 case, the moduli space cannot be a complex submanifold of the Kaehler field space, but is instead real with respect to the inherited complex structure. In N=2 supergravity the same result holds for the vector multiplet moduli space, while the hypermultiplet moduli space is a Kaehler submanifold of the quaternionic-Kaehler field space. These findings are in agreement with AdS/CFT considerations.
Moduli stabilisation for chiral global models
Cicoli, Michele [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (Italy); Mayrhofer, Christoph [Heidelberg Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Valandro, Roberto [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). 2. Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik
2011-10-15
We combine moduli stabilisation and (chiral) model building in a fully consistent global set-up in Type IIB/F-theory. We consider compactifications on Calabi-Yau orientifolds which admit an explicit description in terms of toric geometry. We build globally consistent compactifications with tadpole and Freed-Witten anomaly cancellation by choosing appropriate brane set-ups and world-volume fluxes which also give rise to SU(5)- or MSSM-like chiral models. We fix all the Kaehler moduli within the Kaehler cone and the regime of validity of the 4D effective field theory. This is achieved in a way compatible with the local presence of chirality. The hidden sector generating the non-perturbative effects is placed on a del Pezzo divisor that does not have any chiral intersections with any other brane. In general, the vanishing D-term condition implies the shrinking of the rigid divisor supporting the visible sector. However, we avoid this problem by generating r
Dynamical supersymmetry breaking on quantum moduli spaces
Supersymmetry breaking by the quantum deformation of a classical moduli space is considered. A simple, non-chiral, renormalizable model is presented to illustrate this mechanism. The well-known, chiral, SU(3) x SU(2) model and its generalizations are shown to break supersymmetry by this mechanism in the limit Λ2>>Λ3. Other supersymmetry breaking models, with classical flat directions that are only lifted quantum mechanically, are presented. Finally, by integrating in vector matter, the strongly coupled region of chiral models with a dynamically generated superpotential is shown to be continuously connected to a weakly coupled description in terms of confined degrees of freedom, with supersymmetry broken at tree level. (orig.)
Compactifications of reductive groups as moduli stacks of bundles
Martens, Johan; Thaddeus, Michael
Let G be a reductive group. We introduce the moduli problem of "bundle chains" parametrizing framed principal G-bundles on chains of lines. Any fan supported in a Weyl chamber determines a stability condition on bundle chains. Its moduli stack provides an equivariant toroidal compactification of ...
Moduli of Flags of Sheaves and their K-theory
Negut, Andrei
2012-01-01
We introduce moduli spaces of flags of sheaves on P^2, and use them to obtain functors between the derived categories of the usual moduli spaces of sheaves on P^2. These functors induce an action of the shuffle algebra on K-theory, by certain explicit formulas.
Description of moduli space of projective structures via fat graphs
Fock, V V
1993-01-01
We give an elementary explicit construction of cell decomposition of the moduli space of projective structures on a two dimensional surface analogous to the decomposition of Penner/Strebel for moduli space of complex structures. The relations between projective structures and $PGL(2,{\\bf C})$ flat connections are also described.
Beauty is attractive: Moduli trapping at enhanced symmetry points
We study quantum effects on moduli dynamics arising from the production of particles which are light at special points in moduli space. The resulting forces trap the moduli at these points, which often exhibit enhanced symmetry. Moduli trapping occurs in time-dependent quantum field theory, as well as in systems of moving D-branes, where it leads the branes to combine into stacks. Trapping also occurs in an expanding universe, though the range over which the moduli can roll is limited by Hubble friction. We observe that a scalar field trapped on a steep potential can induce a stage of acceleration of the universe, which we call trapped inflation. Moduli trapping ameliorates the cosmological moduli problem and may affect vacuum selection. In particular, rolling moduli are most powerfully attracted to the points with the largest number of light particles, which are often the points of greatest symmetry. Given suitable assumptions about the dynamics of the very early universe, this effect might help to explain why among the plethora of possible vacuum states of string theory, we appear to live in one with a large number of light particles and (spontaneously broken) symmetries. In other words, some of the surprising properties of our world might arise not through pure chance or miraculous cancellations, but through a natural selection mechanism during dynamical evolution. (author)
Metastable SUSY breaking, de Sitter moduli stabilisation and Kähler moduli inflation
Krippendorf, Sven; Quevedo, Fernando
2009-11-01
We study the influence of anomalous U(1) symmetries and their associated D-terms on the vacuum structure of global field theories once they are coupled to Script N = 1 supergravity and in the context of string compactifications with moduli stabilisation. In particular, we focus on a IIB string motivated construction of the ISS scenario and examine the influence of one additional U(1) symmetry on the vacuum structure. We point out that in the simplest one-Kähler modulus compactification, the original ISS vacuum gets generically destabilised by a runaway behaviour of the potential in the modulus direction. In more general compactifications with several Kähler moduli, we find a novel realisation of the LARGE volume scenario with D-term uplifting to de Sitter space and both D-term and F-term supersymmetry breaking. The structure of soft supersymmetry breaking terms is determined in the preferred scenario where the standard model cycle is not stabilised non-perturbatively and found to be flavour universal. Our scenario also provides a purely supersymmetric realisation of Kähler moduli (blow-up and fibre) inflation, with similar observational properties as the original proposals but without the need to include an extra (non-SUSY) uplifting term.
Stability phenomena in the topology of moduli spaces
Cohen, Ralph L
2009-01-01
The recent proof by Madsen and Weiss of Mumford's conjecture on the stable cohomology of moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces, was a dramatic example of an important stability theorem about the topology of moduli spaces. In this article we give a survey of families of classifying spaces and moduli spaces where "stability phenomena" occur in their topologies. Such stability theorems have been proved in many situations in the history of topology and geometry, and the payoff has often been quite remarkable. In this paper we discuss classical stability theorems such as the Freudenthal suspension theorem, Bott periodicity, and Whitney's embedding theorems. We then discuss more modern examples such as those involving configuration spaces of points in manifolds, holomorphic curves in complex manifolds, gauge theoretic moduli spaces, the stable topology of general linear groups, and pseudoisotopies of manifolds. We then discuss the stability theorems regarding the moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces: Harer's stability the...
On the moduli space of semilocal strings and lumps
Eto, Minoru; Konishi, Kenichi; Marmorini, Giacomo; Nitta, Muneto; Ohashi, Keisuke; Vinci, Walter; Yokoi, Naoto
2007-01-01
We study BPS non-abelian semilocal vortices in U(Nc) gauge theory with Nf flavors, Nf > Nc, in the Higgs phase. The moduli space for arbitrary winding number is described using the moduli matrix formalism. We find a relation between the moduli spaces of the semilocal vortices in a Seiberg-like dual pairs of theories, U(Nc) and U(Nf-Nc). They are two alternative regularizations of a "parent" non-Hausdorff space, which tend to the same moduli space of sigma-model lumps in the infinite gauge coupling limits. We examine the normalizability of the zero-modes and find the somewhat surprising phenomenon that the number of normalizable zero-modes, dynamical fields in the effective action, depends on the point of the moduli space we are considering. We find, in the lump limit, an effective action on the vortex worldsheet, which we compare to that found by Shifman and Yung.
Infinitesimal moduli of G2 holonomy manifolds with instanton bundles
de la Ossa, Xenia; Svanes, Eirik Eik
2016-01-01
We describe the infinitesimal moduli space of pairs $(Y, V)$ where $Y$ is a manifold with $G_2$ holonomy, and $V$ is a vector bundle on $Y$ with an instanton connection. These structures arise in connection to the moduli space of heterotic string compactifications on compact and non-compact seven dimensional spaces, e.g. domain walls. Employing the canonical $G_2$ cohomology $H^*_{{\\check{\\rm d}}_E}(Y,E)$ developed by Reyes-Carri\\'on and Fern\\'andez and Ugarte, we show that the moduli space decomposes into the sum of the bundle moduli $H^1_{{\\check{\\rm d}}_A}(Y,{\\rm End}(V))$ plus the moduli of the $G_2$ structure preserving the instanton condition. The latter piece is contained in $H^1_{{\\check{\\rm d}}_\
Moduli of Riemann surfaces, transcendental aspects
These notes are an informal introduction to moduli spaces of compact Riemann surfaces via complex analysis, topology and Hodge Theory. The prerequisites for the first lecture are just basic complex variables, basic Riemann surface theory up to at least the Riemann-Roch formula, and some algebraic topology, especially covering space theory. The first lecture covers moduli in genus 0 and genus 1 as these can be understood using relatively elementary methods, but illustrate many of the points which arise in higher genus. The notes cover more material than was covered in the lectures, and sometimes the order of topics in the notes differs from that in the lectures. We have seen in genus 1 case that M1 is the quotient Γ1/X1 of a contractible complex manifold X1 = H by a discrete group Γ1 = SL2(Z). The action of Γ1 on X1 is said to be virtually free - that is, Γ1 has a finite index subgroup which acts (fixed point) freely on X1. In this section we will generalize this to all g >= 1 - we will sketch a proof that there is a contractible complex manifold Xg, called Teichmueller space, and a group Γg, called the mapping class group, which acts virtually freely on Xg. The moduli space of genus g compact Riemann surfaces is the quotient: Mg = Γg/Xg. This will imply that Mg has the structure of a complex analytic variety with finite quotient singularities. Teichmueller theory is a difficult and technical subject. Because of this, it is only possible to give an overview. In this lecture, we compute the orbifold Picard group of Mg for all g >= 1. Recall that an orbifold line bundle over Mg is a holomorphic line bundle L over Teichmueller space Xg together with an action of the mapping class group Γg on it such that the projection L → Xg is Γg-equivariant. An orbifold section of this line bundle is a holomorphic Γg-equivariant section Xg → L of L. This is easily seen to be equivalent to fixing a level l>= 3 and considering holomorphic line bundles over Mg[l] with an
Higher-Derivative Supergravity and Moduli Stabilization
Ciupke, David; Westphal, Alexander [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany). Theory Group; Louis, Jan [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). Fachberich Physik; Hamburg Univ. (Germany). Zentrum fuer Mathematische Physik
2015-05-15
We review the ghost-free four-derivative terms for chiral superfields in N=1 supersymmetry and supergravity. These terms induce cubic polynomial equations of motion for the chiral auxiliary fields and correct the scalar potential. We discuss the different solutions and argue that only one of them is consistent with the principles of effective field theory. Special attention is paid to the corrections along flat directions which can be stabilized or destabilized by the higher-derivative terms. We then compute these higher-derivative terms explicitly for the type IIB string compactified on a Calabi-Yau orientifold with fluxes via Kaluza-Klein reducing the (α'){sup 3}R{sup 4} corrections in ten dimensions for the respective N=1 Kaehler moduli sector. We prove that together with flux and the known (α'){sup 3}-corrections the higher-derivative term stabilizes all Calabi-Yau manifolds with positive Euler number, provided the sign of the new correction is negative.
Explicitly broken supersymmetry with exactly massless moduli
Dong, Xi; Freedman, Daniel Z.; Zhao, Yue
2016-06-01
The AdS/CFT correspondence is applied to an analogue of the little hierarchy problem in three-dimensional supersymmetric theories. The bulk is governed by a super-gravity theory in which a U(1) × U(1) R-symmetry is gauged by Chern-Simons fields. The bulk theory is deformed by a boundary term quadratic in the gauge fields. It breaks SUSY completely and sources an exactly marginal operator in the dual CFT. SUSY breaking is communicated by gauge interactions to bulk scalar fields and their spinor superpartners. The bulk-to-boundary propagator of the Chern-Simons fields is a total derivative with respect to the bulk coordinates. Integration by parts and the Ward identity permit evaluation of SUSY breaking effects to all orders in the strength of the deformation. The R-charges of scalars and spinors differ so large SUSY breaking mass shifts are generated. Masses of R-neutral particles such as scalar moduli are not shifted to any order in the deformation strength, despite the fact that they may couple to R-charged fields running in loops. We also obtain a universal deformation formula for correlation functions under an exactly marginal deformation by a product of holomorphic and anti-holomorphic U(1) currents.
Quiver moduli and small desingularizations of some GIT quotients
Reineke, Markus
2015-01-01
We construct small desingularizations of moduli spaces of semistable quiver representations for indivisible dimension vectors using deformations of stabilites and a dimension estimate for nullcones. We apply this construction to several classes of GIT quotients.
Successfully combining SUGRA hybrid inflation and moduli stabilisation
Davis, S.C. [CEA Centre d' Etudes de Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France). Service de Physique Theorique; Postma, M. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)]|[Nationaal Inst. voor Kernfysica en Hoge-Energiefysica (NIKHEF), Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2008-01-15
Inflation and moduli stabilisation mechanisms work well independently, and many string-motivated supergravitymodels have been proposed for them. However a complete theory will contain both, and there will be (gravitational) interactions between the two sectors. These give corrections to the inflaton potential, which generically ruin inflation. This holds true even for fine-tuned moduli stabilisation schemes. We show that a viable combined model can be obtained if it is the Kaehler functions (G=K+ln vertical stroke W vertical stroke {sup 2}) of the two sectors that are added, rather than the superpotentials (as is usually done). Interaction between the two sectors does still impose some restrictions on the moduli stabilisation mechanism, which are derived. Significantly, we find that the (post-inflation) moduli stabilisation scale no longer needs to be above the inflationary energy scale. (orig.)
Challenges for Large-Field Inflation and Moduli Stabilization
Buchmuller, Wilfried; Heurtier, Lucien; Westphal, Alexander; Wieck, Clemens; Winkler, Martin Wolfgang
2015-01-01
We analyze the interplay between K\\"ahler moduli stabilization and chaotic inflation in supergravity. While heavy moduli decouple from inflation in the supersymmetric limit, supersymmetry breaking generically introduces non-decoupling effects. These lead to inflation driven by a soft mass term, $m_\\varphi^2 \\sim m m_{3/2}$, where $m$ is a supersymmetric mass parameter. This scenario needs no stabilizer field, but the stability of moduli during inflation imposes a large supersymmetry breaking scale, $m_{3/2} \\gg H$, and a careful choice of initial conditions. This is illustrated in three prominent examples of moduli stabilization: KKLT stabilization, K\\"ahler Uplifting, and the Large Volume Scenario. Remarkably, all models have a universal effective inflaton potential which is flattened compared to quadratic inflation. Hence, they share universal predictions for the CMB observables, in particular a lower bound on the tensor-to-scalar ratio, $r \\gtrsim 0.05$.
Aspects of Moduli Stabilization in Type IIB String Theory
Shaaban Khalil
2016-01-01
Full Text Available We review moduli stabilization in type IIB string theory compactification with fluxes. We focus on KKLT and Large Volume Scenario (LVS. We show that the predicted soft SUSY breaking terms in KKLT model are not phenomenological viable. In LVS, the following result for scalar mass, gaugino mass, and trilinear term is obtained: m0=m1/2=-A0=m3/2, which may account for Higgs mass limit if m3/2~O(1.5 TeV. However, in this case, the relic abundance of the lightest neutralino cannot be consistent with the measured limits. We also study the cosmological consequences of moduli stabilization in both models. In particular, the associated inflation models such as racetrack inflation and Kähler inflation are analyzed. Finally, the problem of moduli destabilization and the effect of string moduli backreaction on the inflation models are discussed.
Metastable SUSY Breaking, de Sitter Moduli Stabilisation and Kähler Moduli Inflation
Krippendorf, Sven
2009-01-01
We study the influence of anomalous U(1) symmetries and their associated D-terms on the vacuum structure of global field theories once they are coupled to N=1 supergravity and in the context of string compactifications with moduli stabilisation. In particular, we focus on a IIB string motivated construction of the ISS scenario and examine the influence of one additional U(1) symmetry on the vacuum structure. We point out that in the simplest one-Kahler modulus compactification, the original ISS vacuum gets generically destabilised by a runaway behaviour of the potential in the modulus direction. In more general compactifications with several Kahler moduli, we find a novel realisation of the LARGE volume scenario with D-term uplifting to de Sitter space and both D-term and F-term supersymmetry breaking. The structure of soft supersymmetry breaking terms is determined in the preferred scenario where the standard model cycle is not stabilised non-perturbatively and found to be flavour universal. Our scenario als...
Lectures on perverse sheaves on instanton moduli spaces
Nakajima, Hiraku
2016-01-01
I will explain my joint paper `Instantons moduli spaces and W-algebras' with A.Braverman, M.Finkelberg, arXiv:1406.2381. I will concentrate on the geometric part, that is a study of perverse sheaves on instanton moduli spaces. I place a particular emphasize on the hyperbolic restriction functor and stable envelop, which are our key tools, and appear also in other situations in geometric representation theory. These are lecture notes for a course in 2015 PCMI.
On stress-dependent elastic moduli and wave speeds
Destrade, Michel; Ogden, Ray W.
2013-01-01
On the basis of the general nonlinear theory of a hyperelastic material with initial stress, initially without consideration of the origin of the initial stress, we determine explicit expressions for the stress-dependent tensor of incremental elastic moduli. In considering three special cases of initial stress within the general framework, namely hydrostatic stress, uniaxial stress and planar shear stress, we then elucidate in general form the dependence of various elastic moduli on the initi...
N=2 Heterotic-Type II duality and bundle moduli
Alexandrov, Sergei; Pioline, Boris; Valandro, Roberto
2014-01-01
Heterotic string compactifications on a $K3$ surface $\\mathfrak{S}$ depend on a choice of hyperk\\"ahler metric, anti-self-dual gauge connection and Kalb-Ramond flux, parametrized by hypermultiplet scalars. The metric on hypermultiplet moduli space is in principle computable within the $(0,2)$ superconformal field theory on the heterotic string worldsheet, although little is known about it in practice. Using duality with type II strings compactified on a Calabi-Yau threefold, we predict the form of the quaternion-K\\"ahler metric on hypermultiplet moduli space when $\\mathfrak{S}$ is elliptically fibered, in the limit of a large fiber and even larger base. The result is in general agreement with expectations from Kaluza-Klein reduction, in particular the metric has a two-stage fibration structure, where the $B$-field moduli are fibered over bundle and metric moduli, while bundle moduli are themselves fibered over metric moduli. A more precise match must await a detailed analysis of $R^2$-corrected ten-dimensiona...
K\\"{a}hler moduli inflation and WMAP7
Lee, Sunggeun
2010-01-01
Inflationary potentials are investigated for specific models in type IIB string theory via flux compactification. As concrete models, we investigate several cases where the internal spaces are weighted projective spaces. The models we consider have two, three, or four K\\"{a}hler moduli. The K\\"{a}hler moduli play a role of inflaton fields and we consider the cases where only one of the moduli behaves as the inflaton field. For the cases with more than two moduli, we choose the diagonal basis for the expression of the Calabi-Yau volume, which can be written down as a function of four-cycle. With the combination of multiple moduli, we can express the multi-dimensional problem as an effective one-dimensional problem. In the large volume scenario, the potentials of these three models turn out to be of the same type. By taking the specific limit of the relation between the moduli and the volume, the potentials are reduced to simpler ones which induce inflation. As a toy model we first consider the simple potential...
Phenomenology of twisted moduli in type I string inspired models
We make a first study of the phenomenological implications of twisted moduli in type I intersecting D5-brane models, focussing on the resulting predictions at the LHC using SOFTSUSY to estimate the Higgs and sparticle spectra. Twisted moduli can play an important role in giving a viable string realisation of sequestering in the limit where supersymmetry breaking comes entirely from the twisted moduli. We focus on a particular string inspired version of gaugino mediation in which the first two families are localised at the intersection between D5-branes, whereas the third family and Higgs doublets are allowed to move within the world-volume of one of the branes. The soft supersymmetry breaking third family sfermion mass terms are then in general non-degenerate with the first two families. We place constraints upon parameter space and predictions of flavour changing neutral current effects. Twisted moduli domination is studied and, as well as solving the most serious part of the SUSY flavour problem, is shown to be highly constrained. The constraints are weakened by switching on gravity-mediated contributions from the dilaton and untwisted T-moduli sectors. In the twisted moduli domination limit we predict a stop-heavy MSSM spectrum and quasi-degenerate lightest neutralino and chargino states with wino-dominated mass eigenstates. (author)
Static and Dynamic Moduli of Malm Carbonate: A Poroelastic Correlation
Hassanzadegan, Alireza; Guérizec, Romain; Reinsch, Thomas; Blöcher, Guido; Zimmermann, Günter; Milsch, Harald
2016-06-01
The static and poroelastic moduli of a porous rock, e.g., the drained bulk modulus, can be derived from stress-strain curves in rock mechanical tests, and the dynamic moduli, e.g., dynamic Poisson's ratio, can be determined by acoustic velocity and bulk density measurements. As static and dynamic elastic moduli are different, a correlation is often required to populate geomechanical models. A novel poroelastic approach is introduced to correlate static and dynamic bulk moduli of outcrop analogues samples, representative of Upper-Malm reservoir rock in the Molasse basin, southwestern Germany. Drained and unjacketed poroelastic experiments were performed at two different temperature levels (30 and 60°). For correlating the static and dynamic elastic moduli, a drained acoustic velocity ratio is introduced, corresponding to the drained Poisson's ratio in poroelasticity. The strength of poroelastic coupling, i.e., the product of Biot and Skempton coefficients here, was the key parameter. The value of this parameter decreased with increasing effective pressure by about 56 ~% from 0.51 at 3 MPa to 0.22 at 73 MPa. In contrast, the maximum change in P- and S-wave velocities was only 3 % in this pressure range. This correlation approach can be used in characterizing underground reservoirs, and can be employed to relate seismicity and geomechanics (seismo-mechanics).
Phenomenological implications of moduli-dominant SUSY breaking
We study moduli-dominated SUSY breaking within the framework of string models. This type of SUSY breaking in general leads to non-universal soft masses, i.e. soft scalar masses and gaugino masses. Further gauginos are lighter than sfermions. This non-universality has phenomenologicallyimportant implications. We investigate radiative electroweak symmetry breaking in the mass spectrum derived from moduli-dominated SUSY breaking, where the lightest chargino and neutralino are almost gauginos. Moreover, constraints from the branching ratio of b→sγ and the relic abundance of the LSP are also considered. The mass spectrum of moduli-dominated SUSY breaking is favorable to the experimental bound of the b→sγ decay decreasing its branching ratio. We obtain an upper bound for the gravitino mass from the cosmological constraint. (orig.)
Natural inflation and moduli stabilization in heterotic orbifolds
Ruehle, Fabian; Wieck, Clemens
2015-03-15
We study moduli stabilization in combination with inflation in heterotic orbifold compactifications in the light of a large Hubble scale and the favored tensor-to-scalar ratio r∼0.05. To account for a trans-Planckian field range we implement aligned natural inflation. Although there is only one universal axion in heterotic constructions, further axions from the geometric moduli can be used for alignment and inflation. We argue that such an alignment is rather generic on orbifolds, since all non-perturbative terms are determined by modular weights of the involved fields and the Dedekind η function. We present two setups inspired by the mini-landscape models of the Z{sub 6-II} orbifold which realize aligned inflation and stabilization of the relevant moduli. One has a supersymmetric vacuum after inflation, while the other includes a gaugino condensate which breaks supersymmetry at a high scale.
Polycrystalline gamma plutonium's elastic moduli versus temperature
Migliori, Albert [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Betts, J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Trugman, A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mielke, C H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mitchell, J N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ramos, M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Stroe, I [WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
2009-01-01
Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy was used to measure the elastic properties of pure polycrystalline {sup 239}Pu in the {gamma} phase. Shear and longitudinal elastic moduli were measured simultaneously and the bulk modulus was computed from them. A smooth, linear, and large decrease of all elastic moduli with increasing temperature was observed. They calculated the Poisson ratio and found that it increases from 0.242 at 519 K to 0.252 at 571 K. These measurements on extremely well characterized pure Pu are in agreement with other reported results where overlap occurs.
Fixing moduli in exact type IIA flux vacua
Type IIA flux compactifications with O6-planes have been argued from a four dimensional effective theory point of view to admit stable, moduli free solutions. We discuss in detail the ten dimensional description of such vacua and present exact solutions in the case when the O6-charge is smoothly distributed. In the localised case, the solution is a half-flat, non-Calabi-Yau metric. Finally, using the ten dimensional description we show how all moduli are stabilised and reproduce precisely the results of de Wolfe et al. (author)
Gauge Coupling Constant Unification With Planck Scale Values Of Moduli
Bailin, D.; A. Love; Sabra, W. A.; Thomas, S.(Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, USA)
1996-01-01
Convergence of the standard model gauge coupling constants to a common value at around $2\\times 10^{16}$ GeV is studied in the context of orbifold theories where the modular symmetry groups for $T$ and $U$ moduli are broken to subgroups of $PSL(2, Z)$. The values of the moduli required for this unification of coupling constants are studied for this case and also for the case where string unification is accompanied by unification to a gauge group larger then $SU(3)\\times SU(2)\\times U(1).$
Gauge coupling constant unification with Planck scale values of moduli
Bailin, David; Sabra, W A; Thomas, S
1996-01-01
Convergence of the standard model gauge coupling constants to a common value at around 2\\times 10^{16} GeV is studied in the context of orbifold theories where the modular symmetry groups for T and U moduli are broken to subgroups of PSL(2, Z). The values of the moduli required for this unification of coupling constants are studied for this case and also for the case where string unification is accompanied by unification to a gauge group larger then SU(3)\\times SU(2)\\times U(1).
Stabilization of moduli in spacetime with nested warping
Arun, Mathew Thomas
2016-01-01
The absence, so far, of any graviton signatures at the LHC imposes severe constraints on the Randall-Sundrum scenario. Although a generalization to higher dimensions with nested warpings has been shown to avoid these constraints, apart from incorporating several other phenomenologically interesting features, moduli stabilization in such models has been an open question. We demonstrate here how both the moduli involved can be stabilized, employing slightly different mechanisms for the two branches of the theory. This also offers a dynamical mechanism to generate and stabilize the UED scale.
Moduli stabilization in chiral type IIB orientifold models with fluxes
We consider type IIB orientifold models on Calabi-Yau spaces with three-form G-flux turned on. These fluxes freeze some of the complex structure moduli and the complex dilaton via an F-term scalar potential. By introducing pairs of D9-D9-bar branes with Abelian magnetic fluxes it is possible to freeze also some of the Kaehler moduli via a D-term potential. Moreover, such magnetic fluxes in general lead to chiral fermions, which make them interesting for string model-building. These issues are demonstrated in a simple toy model based on a Z2xZ2' orbifold
The stable moduli space of Riemann surfaces: Mumford's conjecture
Madsen, I.; Weiss, Michael
2007-01-01
D. Mumford conjectured in "Towards an enumerative geometry of the moduli space of curves" that the rational cohomology of the stable moduli space of Riemann surfaces is a polynomial algebra generated by certain classes $\\kappa_i$ of dimension $2i$. For the purpose of calculating rational cohomology...... loop space led to a stable homotopy version of Mumford's conjecture, stronger than the original. We prove the stronger version, relying on Harer's stability theorem, Vassiliev's theorem concerning spaces of functions with moderate singularities and methods from homotopy theory....
Moduli spaces of punctured Poincar\\'e disks
Devadoss, Satyan L; Heath, Timothy; Vashist, Aditi
2011-01-01
The Tamari lattice and the associahedron provide methods of measuring associativity on a line. The real moduli space of marked curves captures the space of such associativity. We consider a natural generalization by considering the moduli space of marked particles on the Poincar\\'{e} disk, extending Tamari's notion of associativity based on nesting. A geometric and combinatorial construction of this space is provided, which appears in Kontsevich's deformation quantization, Voronov's swiss-cheese operad, and Kajiura and Stasheff's open-closed string theory.
The Geometry and Moduli of K3 Surfaces
Harder, Andrew; Thompson, Alan
2015-01-01
These notes will give an introduction to the theory of K3 surfaces. We begin with some general results on K3 surfaces, including the construction of their moduli space and some of its properties. We then move on to focus on the theory of polarized K3 surfaces, studying their moduli, degenerations and the compactification problem. This theory is then further enhanced to a discussion of lattice polarized K3 surfaces, which provide a rich source of explicit examples, including a large class of l...
Degenerations of the moduli spaces of vector bundles on curves
Let Y be a smooth projective curve of genus g and UY = UY (n; d) the moduli space of (semi-stable) vector bundles on Y of rank n and degree d. One strategy for studying the variety UY in depth is by the method of degeneration (or specialization), namely one specializes Y to a curve X0, say with only one singularity which is an ordinary double point. One would have a moduli object UX0 on X0 such that UY specializes to UX0 and one expects a close relationship between UX0 and the moduli space UX on the normalisation X of X0. Since the genus of X is (g-1), one would then obtain a machinery for studying UY , especially its properties which are amenable to specialization, by induction on g. This strategy was employed by Gieseker to prove a conjecture of Newstead and Ramanan for moduli spaces in rank 2, namely that the Chern classes ci of the smooth projective variety UY (2; 1) vanish for i > 1/2 dimUY (2; 1), i.e. i >= (2g - 1), since dimUY (2; 1) = (4g - 3). A similar one was employed by M.S. Narasimhan and T.R. Ramadas to prove what is called the factorisation rule in the rank two case and recently it has been generalized to arbitrary rank by Xiaotao Sun. Gieseker constructed a moduli object GX0 on X0 (we do not denote this by UX0 since this will stand for a moduli space of torsion free sheaves on X0) such that it has nice singularities and UY (2; 1) specializes to GX0 . Further, he gave a concrete realization of GX0 via the moduli space UX(2; 1), which helps in solving the conjecture of Newstead and Ramanan by induction on the genus. Recently, in collaboration with D.S. Nagaraj, we have been able to generalize Gieseker's construction of GX0 for arbitrary rank. A good part of these lectures is devoted to outlining this construction. Our method for the global construction is quite different from that of Gieseker; it consists in relating the Gieseker moduli space to that of torsion free sheaves on X0, an aspect which does not figure in Gieseker's work. We give also a
Moduli Vacuum Misalignment and Precise Predictions in String Inflation
Cicoli, Michele; Maharana, Anshuman; Quevedo, Fernando
2016-01-01
The predictions for all the cosmological observables of any inflationary model depend on the number of e-foldings which is sensitive to the post-inflationary history of the universe. In string models the generic presence of light moduli leads to a late-time period of matter domination which lowers the required number of e-foldings and, in turn, modifies the exact predictions of any inflationary model. In this paper we compute exactly the shift of the number of e-foldings in Kaehler moduli inflation which is determined by the magnitude of the moduli initial displacement caused by vacuum misalignment and the moduli decay rates. We find that the preferred number of e-foldings gets reduced from 50 to 45, causing a modification of the spectral index at the percent level. Our results illustrate the importance of understanding the full post-inflationary evolution of the universe in order to derive precise predictions in string inflation. To perform this task it is crucial to work in a setting where there is good con...
The Moduli Space in the Gauged Linear Sigma Model
Fan, Huijun; Ruan, Yongbin
2016-01-01
This is a survey article for the mathematical theory of Witten's Gauged Linear Sigma Model, as developed recently by the authors. Instead of developing the theory in the most general setting, in this paper we focus on the description of the moduli.
Bounds on Scalar Masses in Theories of Moduli Stabilization
Acharya, Bobby Samir; Kuflik, Eric
2014-01-01
In recent years it has been realised that pre-BBN decays of moduli can be a significant source of dark matter production, giving a `non-thermal WIMP miracle' and substantially reduced fine-tuning in cosmological axion physics. We study moduli masses and sharpen the claim that moduli dominated the pre-BBN Universe. We conjecture that in any string theory with stabilized moduli there will be at least one modulus field whose mass is of order (or less than) the gravitino mass and we prove this for a large class of models based on Calabi-Yau extra dimensions. Cosmology then generically requires the gravitino mass not be less than about 30 TeV and the cosmological history of the Universe is non-thermal prior to BBN. Stable LSP's produced in these decays can account for the observed dark matter if they are `wino-like,' which is consistent with the PAMELA data for positrons and antiprotons. With WIMP dark matter, there is an upper limit on the gravitino mass of order 250 TeV. We briefly consider implications for the ...
Quantum cohomology of moduli spaces of genus zero stable curves
Fontanari, Claudio
2007-01-01
We investigate the (small) quantum cohomology ring of the moduli spaces of stable n-pointed curves of genus 0. In particular, we determine an explicit presentation in the case n=5 and we outline a computational approach to the case n=6.
Bohr--Sommerfeld Lagrangians of moduli spaces of Higgs bundles
Biswas, Indranil; Gammelgaard, Niels Leth; Logares, Marina
Let $X$ be a compact connected Riemann surface of genus at least two. Let $M_H(r,d)$ denote the moduli space of semistable Higgs bundles on $X$ of rank $r$ and degree $d$. We prove that the compact complex Bohr-Sommerfeld Lagrangians of $M_H(r,d)$ are precisely the irreducible components of the n...
The boundary of the moduli space of stable cubic fivefolds
Shibata, Yasutaka
2014-01-01
By GIT theory due to Mumford, the moduli space of stable cubic fivefolds is compactified by adding non stable semi-stable (i.e. strictly semi-stable) locus. In this paper, we prove that this locus consists of 19 components. Moreover, we give a description of equation and singularity of cubic fivefold corresponding to the generic point in each component.
Pressure Dependency of Young's Moduli of Thermal Sprayed Materials
Kroupa, František; Dubský, Jiří
1999-01-01
Roč. 40, - (1999), s. 1249-1254. ISSN 1359-6462 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA106/01/0094 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z2043910 Keywords : Young'moduli, thermal sprayed materials Subject RIV: JK - Corrosion ; Surface Treatment of Materials Impact factor: 0.955, year: 1999
Moduli of Parabolic Higgs Bundles and Atiyah Algebroids
Logares, Marina; Martens, Johan
2010-01-01
. By considering the case of full flags, we get a Grothendieck–Springer resolution for all other flag types, in particular for the moduli spaces of twisted Higgs bundles, as studied by Markman and Bottacin and used in the recent work of Laumon–Ngô. We discuss the Hitchin system, and demonstrate that...
From Stringy Particle Physics to Moduli Stabilisation and Cosmology
Honecker, Gabriele
2015-01-01
Intersecting D6-branes provide a geometrically intuitive road to stringy particle physics models, where D6-branes stuck at orbifold singularities can lead to the stabilisation of deformation moduli, and the QCD axion can arise from the open string sector in a very constrained way compared to pure field theory. We demonstrate this interplay of different physical features here through an explicit model.
Moduli and (un)attractor black hole thermodynamics
Astefanesei, D.; Goldstein, K.D.; Mahapatra, S.
2008-01-01
We investigate four-dimensional spherically symmetric black hole solutions in gravity theories with massless, neutral scalars non-minimally coupled to gauge fields. In the non-extremal case, we explicitly show that, under the variation of the moduli, the scalar charges appear in the first law of bla
The Kontsevich Connection on the Moduli Space of FZZT Liouville
Giusto, S; Giusto, Stefano; Imbimbo, Camillo
2005-01-01
We point out that insertions of matrix fields in (connected amputated) amplitudes of (generalized) Kontsevich models are given by covariant derivatives with respect to the Kontsevich moduli. This implies that correlators are sections of symmetric products of the (holomorphic) tangent bundle on the (complexified) moduli space of FZZT Liouville branes. We discuss the relation of Kontsevich parametrization of moduli space with that provided by either the (p,1) or the (1,p) boundary conformal field theories. It turns out that the Kontsevich connection captures the contribution of contact terms to open string amplitudes of boundary cosmological constant operators in the (1,p) minimal string models. The curvature of the connection is of type (1,1) and has delta-function singularities at the point in moduli space where Kontsevich kinetic term vanishes. We also outline the extention of our formalism to the c=1 string at self-dual radius and discuss the problems that have to be understood to reconciliate first and sec...
Stable Base Locus Decompositions of Kontsevich Moduli Spaces
Chen, Dawei; Coskun, Izzet
2009-01-01
In this paper, we determine the stable base locus decomposition of the Kontsevich moduli spaces of degree two and three stable maps to Grassmannians. This gives new examples of the decomposition for varieties with Picard rank three. We also discuss the birational models that correspond to the chambers in the decomposition.
The global geometry of the moduli space of curves
Farkas, Gavril
2006-01-01
This is a survey written for the Proceedings of the AMS Summer Institute in Algebraic Geometry held in Seattle in 2005. Topics discussed in the survey include the ample and the effective cone of the moduli space of curves, Kodaira dimension, Slope Conjecture, log canonical models etc.
On The Moduli of Surfaces Admitting Genus Two Fibrations Over Elliptic Curves
Kaya, Gulay
2006-01-01
In this paper, we study the structure, deformations and the moduli spaces of complex projective surfaces admitting genus two fibrations over elliptic curves. We observe that, a surface admitting a smooth fibration as above is elliptic and we employ results on the moduli of polarized elliptic surfaces, to construct moduli spaces of these smooth fibrations. In the case of nonsmooth fibrations, we relate the moduli spaces to the Hurwitz schemes ${\\cal H}(1,X(d),n)$ of morphisms of degree $n$ fro...
A flux-scaling scenario for high-scale moduli stabilization in string theory
Ralph Blumenhagen; Anamaría Font; Michael Fuchs; Daniela Herschmann; Erik Plauschinn; Yuta Sekiguchi; Florian Wolf
2015-01-01
Tree-level moduli stabilization via geometric and non-geometric fluxes in type IIB orientifolds on Calabi-Yau manifolds is investigated. The focus is on stable non-supersymmetric minima, where all moduli are fixed except for some massless axions. The scenario includes the purely axionic orientifold-odd moduli. A set of vacua allowing for parametric control over the moduli vacuum expectation values and their masses is presented, featuring a specific scaling with the fluxes. Uplift mechanisms a...
Yuan, K. Y.; Yuan, W.; Ju, J. W.; Yang, J. M.; Kao, W.; Carlson, L.
2013-04-01
As asphalt pavements age and deteriorate, recurring pothole repair failures and propagating alligator cracks in the asphalt pavements have become a serious issue to our daily life and resulted in high repairing costs for pavement and vehicles. To solve this urgent issue, pothole repair materials with superior durability and long service life are needed. In the present work, revolutionary pothole patching materials with high toughness, high fatigue resistance that are reinforced with nano-molecular resins have been developed to enhance their resistance to traffic loads and service life of repaired potholes. In particular, DCPD resin (dicyclopentadiene, C10H12) with a Rhuthinium-based catalyst is employed to develop controlled properties that are compatible with aggregates and asphalt binders. In this paper, a multi-level numerical micromechanics-based model is developed to predict the viscoelastic properties and dynamic moduli of these innovative nano-molecular resin reinforced pothole patching materials. Irregular coarse aggregates in the finite element analysis are modeled as randomly-dispersed multi-layers coated particles. The effective properties of asphalt mastic, which consists of fine aggregates, tar, cured DCPD and air voids are theoretically estimated by the homogenization technique of micromechanics in conjunction with the elastic-viscoelastic correspondence principle. Numerical predictions of homogenized viscoelastic properties and dynamic moduli are demonstrated.
Measurements of elastic moduli of silicone gel substrates with a microfluidic device.
Edgar Gutierrez
Full Text Available Thin layers of gels with mechanical properties mimicking animal tissues are widely used to study the rigidity sensing of adherent animal cells and to measure forces applied by cells to their substrate with traction force microscopy. The gels are usually based on polyacrylamide and their elastic modulus is measured with an atomic force microscope (AFM. Here we present a simple microfluidic device that generates high shear stresses in a laminar flow above a gel-coated substrate and apply the device to gels with elastic moduli in a range from 0.4 to 300 kPa that are all prepared by mixing two components of a transparent commercial silicone Sylgard 184. The elastic modulus is measured by tracking beads on the gel surface under a wide-field fluorescence microscope without any other specialized equipment. The measurements have small and simple to estimate errors and their results are confirmed by conventional tensile tests. A master curve is obtained relating the mixing ratios of the two components of Sylgard 184 with the resulting elastic moduli of the gels. The rigidity of the silicone gels is less susceptible to effects from drying, swelling, and aging than polyacrylamide gels and can be easily coated with fluorescent tracer particles and with molecules promoting cellular adhesion. This work can lead to broader use of silicone gels in the cell biology laboratory and to improved repeatability and accuracy of cell traction force microscopy and rigidity sensing experiments.
Measurements of elastic moduli of silicone gel substrates with a microfluidic device.
Gutierrez, Edgar; Groisman, Alex
2011-01-01
Thin layers of gels with mechanical properties mimicking animal tissues are widely used to study the rigidity sensing of adherent animal cells and to measure forces applied by cells to their substrate with traction force microscopy. The gels are usually based on polyacrylamide and their elastic modulus is measured with an atomic force microscope (AFM). Here we present a simple microfluidic device that generates high shear stresses in a laminar flow above a gel-coated substrate and apply the device to gels with elastic moduli in a range from 0.4 to 300 kPa that are all prepared by mixing two components of a transparent commercial silicone Sylgard 184. The elastic modulus is measured by tracking beads on the gel surface under a wide-field fluorescence microscope without any other specialized equipment. The measurements have small and simple to estimate errors and their results are confirmed by conventional tensile tests. A master curve is obtained relating the mixing ratios of the two components of Sylgard 184 with the resulting elastic moduli of the gels. The rigidity of the silicone gels is less susceptible to effects from drying, swelling, and aging than polyacrylamide gels and can be easily coated with fluorescent tracer particles and with molecules promoting cellular adhesion. This work can lead to broader use of silicone gels in the cell biology laboratory and to improved repeatability and accuracy of cell traction force microscopy and rigidity sensing experiments. PMID:21980487
No-scale D-term inflation with stabilized moduli
We study the consistency of hybrid inflation and moduli stabilization, using the Kallosh–Linde model as an example for the latter. We find that F-term hybrid inflation is not viable since inflationary trajectories are destabilized by tachyonic modes. On the other hand, D-term hybrid inflation is naturally compatible with moduli stabilization due to the absence of a large superpotential term during the inflationary phase. Our model turns out to be equivalent to superconformal D-term inflation and it therefore successfully accounts for the CMB data in the large-field regime. Supersymmetry breaking can be incorporated via an O'Raifeartaigh model. For GUT-scale inflation one obtains stringent bounds on the gravitino mass. A rough estimate yields 105 GeV≲m3/2≲1010 GeV, contrary to naive expectation.
Quantum moduli spaces of N=1 string theories
Generically, string models with N=1 supersymmetry are not expected to have moduli beyond perturbation theory; stringy nonperturbative effects as well as low energy field-theoretic phenomena such as gluino condensation will lift any flat directions. In this work, we describe models where some subspace of the moduli space survives nonperturbatively. Discrete R symmetries forbid any inherently stringy effects, and dynamical considerations control the field-theoretic effects. The surviving subspace is a space of high symmetry; the system is attracted to this subspace by a potential which we compute. Models of this type may be useful for considerations of duality and raise troubling cosmological questions about string theory. Our considerations also suggest a mechanism for fixing the expectation value of the dilaton. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society
Quiver Theories for Moduli Spaces of Classical Group Nilpotent Orbits
Hanany, Amihay
2016-01-01
We approach the topic of Classical group nilpotent orbits from the perspective of their moduli spaces, described in terms of Hilbert series and generating functions. We review the established Higgs and Coulomb branch quiver theory constructions for A series nilpotent orbits. We present systematic constructions for BCD series nilpotent orbits on the Higgs branches of quiver theories defined by canonical partitions; this paper collects earlier work into a systematic framework, filling in gaps and providing a complete treatment. We find new Coulomb branch constructions for above minimal nilpotent orbits, including some based upon twisted affine Dynkin diagrams. We also discuss aspects of 3d mirror symmetry between these Higgs and Coulomb branch constructions and explore dualities and other relationships, such as HyperKahler quotients, between quivers. We analyse all Classical group nilpotent orbit moduli spaces up to rank 4 by giving their unrefined Hilbert series and the Highest Weight Generating functions for ...
No-scale D-term inflation with stabilized moduli
Buchmueller, Wilfried; Domcke, Valerie; Wieck, Clemens
2013-09-15
We study the consistency of hybrid inflation and moduli stabilization, using the Kallosh- Linde model as an example for the latter. We find that F-term hybrid inflation is not viable since inflationary trajectories are destabilized by tachyonic modes. On the other hand, D-term hybrid inflation is naturally compatible with moduli stabilization due to the absence of a large superpotential term during the inflationary phase. Our model turns out to be equivalent to superconformal D-term inflation and it therefore successfully accounts for the CMB data in the large-field regime. Supersymmetry breaking can be incorporated via an O'Raifeartaigh model. For GUT-scale inflation one obtains a stringent bound on the gravitino mass. A rough estimate yields m{sub 3/2}>or similar 10{sup 5} GeV, contrary to naive expectation.
Probing the moduli dependence of refined topological amplitudes
I. Antoniadis
2015-12-01
Full Text Available With the aim of providing a worldsheet description of the refined topological string, we continue the study of a particular class of higher derivative couplings Fg,n in the type II string effective action compactified on a Calabi–Yau threefold. We analyse first order differential equations in the anti-holomorphic moduli of the theory, which relate the Fg,n to other component couplings. From the point of view of the topological theory, these equations describe the contribution of non-physical states to twisted correlation functions and encode an obstruction for interpreting the Fg,n as the free energy of the refined topological string theory. We investigate possibilities of lifting this obstruction by formulating conditions on the moduli dependence under which the differential equations simplify and take the form of generalised holomorphic anomaly equations. We further test this approach against explicit calculations in the dual heterotic theory.
The Hilbert Series of the One Instanton Moduli Space
Benvenuti, Sergio; Mekareeya, Noppadol; 10.1007
2010-01-01
The moduli space of k G-instantons on R^4 for a classical gauge group G is known to be given by the Higgs branch of a supersymmetric gauge theory that lives on Dp branes probing D(p + 4) branes in Type II theories. For p = 3, these (3 + 1) dimensional gauge theories have N = 2 supersymmetry and can be represented by quiver diagrams. The F and D term equations coincide with the ADHM construction. The Hilbert series of the moduli spaces of one instanton for classical gauge groups is easy to compute and turns out to take a particularly simple form which is previously unknown. This allows for a G invariant character expansion and hence easily generalisable for exceptional gauge groups, where an ADHM construction is not known. The conjectures for exceptional groups are further checked using some new techniques like sewing relations in Hilbert Series. This is applied to Argyres-Seiberg dualities.
Spatial Distributions of Local Elastic Moduli Near the Jamming Transition
Mizuno, Hideyuki; Silbert, Leonardo E.; Sperl, Matthias
2016-02-01
Recent progress on studies of the nanoscale mechanical responses in disordered systems has highlighted a strong degree of heterogeneity in the elastic moduli. In this contribution, using computer simulations, we study the elastic heterogeneities in athermal amorphous solids—composed of isotropic static sphere packings—near the jamming transition. We employ techniques based on linear response methods that are amenable to experimentation. We find that the local elastic moduli are randomly distributed in space and are described by Gaussian probability distributions, thereby lacking any significant spatial correlations, that persist all the way down to the transition point. However, the shear modulus fluctuations grow as the jamming threshold is approached, which is characterized by a new power-law scaling. Through this diverging behavior we are able to identify a characteristic length scale, associated with shear modulus heterogeneities, that distinguishes between bulk and local elastic responses.
Von Neuman representations on self-dual Hilbert W* moduli
Von Neumann algebras M of bounded operators on self-dual Hilbert W* moduli H possessing a cyclic-separating element x-bar in H are considered. The close relation of them to certain real subspaces of H is established. Under the supposition that the underlying W*-algebra is commutative, a Tomita-Takesaki type theorem is stated. The natural cone in H arising from the pair (M, x-bar) is investigated and its properties are obtained
A Superficial Working Guide to Deformations and Moduli
Catanese, Fabrizio
2011-01-01
This is the first part of a guide to deformations and moduli, especially viewed from the perspective of algebraic surfaces (the simplest higher dimensional varieties). It contains also new results, regarding the question of local homeomorphism between Kuranishi and Teichmueller space, and a survey of new results with Ingrid Bauer, concerning the discrepancy between the deformation of the action of a group G on a minimal models S, respectively the deformation of the action of G on the canonica...
On natural inflation and moduli stabilisation in string theory
Palti, Eran
2015-10-01
Natural inflation relies on the existence of an axion decay constant which is super-Planckian. In string theory only sub-Planckian axion decay constants have been found in any controlled regime. However in field theory it is possible to generate an enhanced super-Planckian decay constant by an appropriate aligned mixing between axions with individual sub-Planckian decay constants. We study the possibility of such a mechanism in string theory. In particular we construct a new realisation of an alignment scenario in type IIA string theory compactifications on a Calabi-Yau where the alignment is induced through fluxes. Within field theory the original decay constants are taken to be independent of the parameters which induce the alignment. In string theory however they are moduli dependent quantities and so interact gravitationally with the physics responsible for the mixing. We show that this gravitational effect of the fluxes on the moduli can precisely cancel any enhancement of the effective decay constant. This censorship of an effective super-Planckian decay constant depends on detailed properties of Calabi-Yau moduli spaces and occurs for all the examples and classes that we study. We expand these results to a general superpotential assuming only that the axion superpartners are fixed supersymmetrically and are able to show for a large class of Calabi-Yau manifolds, but not all, that the cancellation effect occurs and is independent of the superpotential. We also study simple models where the moduli are fixed non-supersymmetrically and find that similar cancellation behaviour can emerge. Finally we make some comments on a possible generalisation to axion monodromy inflation models.
Picard Groups of the Moduli Spaces of Semistable Sheaves I
Usha N Bhosle
2004-05-01
We compute the Picard group of the moduli space ′ of semistable vector bundles of rank and degree on an irreducible nodal curve and show that ′ is locally factorial. We determine the canonical line bundles of ′ and ′L, the subvariety consisting of vector bundles with a fixed determinant. For rank 2, we compute the Picard group of other strata in the compactification of ′.
From stringy particle physics to moduli stabilisation and cosmology
Intersecting D6-branes provide a geometrically intuitive road to stringy particle physics models, where D6-branes stuck at orbifold singularities can lead to the stabilisation of deformation moduli, and the QCD axion can arise from the open string sector in a very constrained way compared to pure field theory. We demonstrate this interplay of different physical features here through an explicit model. (copyright 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
Computation of graphene elastic moduli at low temperature
Zubko, I. Yu., E-mail: zoubko@list.ru; Kochurov, V. I. [Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Perm, 614990 (Russian Federation)
2015-10-27
Finding the values of parameters for the simplest Mie’s family potentials is performed in order to estimate elastic moduli of graphene monolayers using lattice statics approach. The coincidence criterion of the experimentally determined Poisson’s ratio with the estimated value is taken in order to select dimensionless power parameters of the Mie-type potential. It allowed obtaining more precise estimation of elastic properties in comparison with variety of other potentials for carbon atoms in graphene monolayer.
Torelli theorem for the Deligne--Hitchin moduli space, II
Biswas, Indranil; Hoffmann, Norbert
2012-01-01
Let X and X' be compact Riemann surfaces of genus at least three. Let G and G' be nontrivial connected semisimple linear algebraic groups over C. If some components $M_{DH}^d(X,G)$ and $M_{DH}^{d'}(X',G')$ of the associated Deligne--Hitchin moduli spaces are biholomorphic, then X' is isomorphic to X or to the conjugate Riemann surface $\\bar{X}$.
Moduli spaces of Dirac operators for finite spectral triples
Ćaćić, Branimir
2009-01-01
The structure theory of finite real spectral triples developed by Krajewski and by Paschke and Sitarz is generalised to allow for arbitrary KO-dimension and the failure of orientability and Poincare duality, and moduli spaces of Dirac operators for such spectral triples are defined and studied. This theory is then applied to recent work by Chamseddine and Connes towards deriving the finite spectral triple of the noncommutative-geometric Standard Model.
Moduli spaces of Dirac operators for finite spectral triples
Ćaćić, Branimir
2011-01-01
The structure theory of finite real spectral triples developed by Krajewski and by Paschke and Sitarz is generalised to allow for arbitrary KO-dimension and the failure of orientability and Poincare duality, and moduli spaces of Dirac operators for such spectral triples are defined and studied. This theory is then applied to recent work by Chamseddine and Connes towards deriving the finite spectral triple of the noncommutative-geometric Standard Model.
Nonlinear N=2 supersymmetry, effective actions and moduli stabilization
Antoniadis, I. [Department of Physics, CERN - Theory Division, CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Centre de Physique Theorique, UMR du CNRS 7644, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau (France); Derendinger, J.-P. [Physics Institute, Neuchatel University, Breguet 1, CH-2000 Neuchatel (Switzerland); Maillard, T. [Centre de Physique Theorique, UMR du CNRS 7644, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau (France)], E-mail: maillard@cpht.polytechnique.fr
2009-02-11
Nonlinear supersymmetry is used to compute the general form of the effective D-brane action in type I string theory compactified to four dimensions in the presence of internal magnetic fields. In particular, the scalar potential receives three contributions: (1) a nonlinear part of the D-auxiliary component, associated to the Dirac-Born-Infeld action; (2) a Fayet-Iliopoulos (FI) D-term with a moduli-dependent coefficient; (3) a D-auxiliary independent (but moduli dependent) piece from the D-brane tension. Minimization of this potential leads to three general classes of vacua with moduli stabilization: (i) supersymmetric vacua allowing in general FI terms to be cancelled by non-trivial vacuum expectation values (VEV's) of charged scalar fields; (ii) anti-de Sitter vacua of broken supersymmetry in the presence of a non-critical dilaton potential that can be tuned at arbitrarily weak string coupling; (iii) if the dilaton is fixed in a supersymmetric way by three-form fluxes and in the absence of charged scalar VEV's, one obtains non-supersymmetric vacua with positive vacuum energy.
Moduli spaces for point modules on naive blowups
Nevins, Thomas A
2010-01-01
The naive blow-up algebras developed by Keeler-Rogalski-Stafford, after examples of Rogalski, are the first known class of connected graded algebras that are noetherian but not strongly noetherian. This failure of the strong noetherian property is intimately related to the failure of the point modules over such algebras to behave well in families: puzzlingly, there is no fine moduli scheme for such modules, although point modules correspond bijectively with the points of a projective variety X. We give a geometric structure to this bijection and prove that the variety X is a coarse moduli space for point modules. We also describe the natural moduli stack \\tilde{X} for embedded point modules---an analog of a ``Hilbert scheme of one point''---as an infinite blow-up of X and establish good properties of \\tilde{X}. The natural map \\tilde{X} -> X is thus a kind of ``Hilbert-Chow morphism of one point'' for the naive blow-up algebra.
Hilbert Series for Moduli Spaces of Two Instantons
Hanany, Amihay; Razamat, Shlomo S
2012-01-01
The Hilbert Series (HS) of the moduli space of two G instantons on C^2, where G is a simple gauge group, is studied in detail. For a given G, the moduli space is a singular hyperKahler cone with a symmetry group U(2) \\times G, where U(2) is the natural symmetry group of C^2. Holomorphic functions on the moduli space transform in irreducible representations of the symmetry group and hence the Hilbert series admits a character expansion. For cases that G is a classical group (of type A, B, C, or D), there is an ADHM construction which allows us to compute the HS explicitly using a contour integral. For cases that G is of E-type, recent index results allow for an explicit computation of the HS. The character expansion can be expressed as an infinite sum which lives on a Cartesian lattice that is generated by a small number of representations. This structure persists for all G and allows for an explicit expressions of the HS to all simple groups. For cases that G is of type G_2 or F_4, discrete symmetries are eno...
Global structure of moduli space for BPS walls
We study the global structure of the moduli space of BPS walls in the Higgs branch of supersymmetric theories with eight supercharges. We examine the structure in the neighborhood of a special Lagrangian submanifold M, and find that the dimension of the moduli space can be larger than that naively suggested by the index theorem, contrary to previous examples of BPS solitons. We investigate BPS wall solutions in an explicit example of M using Abelian gauge theory. Its Higgs branch turns out to contain several special Lagrangian submanifolds including M. We show that the total moduli space of BPS walls is the union of these submanifolds. We also find interesting dynamics between BPS walls as a by-product of the analysis. Namely, mutual repulsion and attraction between BPS walls sometimes forbid a movement of a wall and lock it in a certain position; we also find that a pair of walls can transmute to another pair of walls with different tension after they pass through
Elastic moduli and crosslinking of some tellurite glass systems
Tellurite glass systems in the form 80(TeO2)–5(TiO2)–(15 − x)(WO3)–(x)AnOm have been prepared by the melt quenching technique. The AnOm oxide was Nb2O5 or Nd2O3 or Er2O3 and x ≤ 5 mol%. Density and Molar volume have been determined for the prepared glasses. Both longitudinal and shear ultrasonic velocities were measured in different compositions of the glass system by using the pulse-echo method at 5 MHz frequency and at room temperature. Ultrasonic velocity and density data have been used to calculate elastic moduli (longitudinal modulus L, shear modulus G, Young's modulus E, Bulk modulus K), Poisson's ratio σ, and Debye temperature θD. Quantitative analysis of elastic moduli based on the number of bonds per unit volume, average crosslinks and number of vibrating atoms per unit volume has been achieved. - Highlights: • Tellurite glasses. • Elastic moduli, Poisson's ratio, Debye temperature, microhardness. • Number of bonds per unit volume, average crosslinks, number of vibrating atoms per unit volume
Screening corrections to the Coulomb crystal elastic moduli
Baiko, D A
2016-01-01
Corrections to elastic moduli, including the effective shear modulus, of a solid neutron star crust due to electron screening are calculated. At any given mass density, the crust is modelled as a body-centred cubic Coulomb crystal of fully ionized atomic nuclei of a single type with a polarizable charge-compensating electron background. Motion of the nuclei is neglected. The electron polarization is described by a simple Thomas-Fermi model of exponential electron screening. The results of numerical calculations are fitted by convenient analytic formulae. They should be used for precise neutron star oscillation modelling, a rapidly developing branch of stellar seismology.
Aspects of moduli stabilization in type IIB string theory
Shaaban Khalil; Ahmad Moursy; Ali Nassar
2015-01-01
We review moduli stabilization in type IIB string theory compactification with fluxes. We focus on KKLT and Large Volume Scenario (LVS). We show that the predicted soft SUSY breaking terms in KKLT model are not phenomenological viable. In LVS, the following result for scalar mass, gaugino mass, and trilinear term is obtained: m0=m1/2=-A0=m3/2 , which may account for Higgs mass limit if m3/2~O(1.5) TeV. However, in this case, the relic abundance of the lightest neutralino cannot be consistent...
Sporto prekių internetinis valdymo sistemos diegimo modulis
Kurilavičius, Artūras
2008-01-01
A.Kurilavičius. Sporto prekių internetinis valdymo sistemos diegimo modulis. Savo darbe, bandžiau Jus supažindinti su šių dienų CRM sistemomis. Kaip pateiktieji produktai veikia, kas yra siūloma. Mano tema plėtojosi ties smulkiu ir vidutiniu verslu, o šiuo atveju sporto prekių sfera. Antroje dalyje bandoma įrodyti, kad CRM naudinga ir efektyvi priemonė smulkiajam ir vidutiniam verslui. Pabaigoje, paprasčiausiai parodoma kaip pasinaudoti konkrečiu sporto prekių diegimo moduliu, jį įsidiegti ir...
Electroweak Vacuum Stabilized by Moduli during/after Inflation
Ema, Yohei; Nakayama, Kazunori
2016-01-01
It is known that the present electroweak vacuum is likely to be metastable and it may lead to a serious instability during/after inflation. We propose a simple solution to the problem of vacuum instability during/after inflation. If there is a moduli field which has Planck-suppressed interactions with the standard model fields, the Higgs quartic coupling in the early universe naturally takes a different value from the present one. A slight change of the quartic coupling in the early universe makes the Higgs potential absolutely stable and hence we are free from the vacuum instability during/after inflation.
Veronese geometry and the electroweak vacuum moduli space
We explain the origin of the Veronese surface in the vacuum moduli space geometry of the MSSM electroweak sector. While this result appeared many years ago using techniques of computational algebraic geometry, it has never been demonstrated analytically. Here, we present an analytical derivation of the vacuum geometry of the electroweak theory by understanding how the F- and D-term relations lead to the Veronese surface. We moreover give a detailed description of this geometry, realising an extra branch as a zero-dimensional point when quadratic Higgs lifting deformations are incorporated into the superpotential
Veronese geometry and the electroweak vacuum moduli space
He, Yang-Hui, E-mail: hey@maths.ox.ac.uk [Department of Mathematics, City University, London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB (United Kingdom); School of Physics, NanKai University, Tianjin 300071 (China); Merton College, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 4JD (United Kingdom); Jejjala, Vishnu, E-mail: vishnu@neo.phys.wits.ac.za [Centre for Theoretical Physics, NITheP, and School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, WITS 2050 (South Africa); Matti, Cyril, E-mail: Cyril.Matti.1@city.ac.uk [Department of Mathematics, City University, London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB (United Kingdom); Nelson, Brent D., E-mail: b.nelson@neu.edu [Department of Physics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115 (United States); ICTP, Strada Costiera 11, Trieste 34014 (Italy)
2014-09-07
We explain the origin of the Veronese surface in the vacuum moduli space geometry of the MSSM electroweak sector. While this result appeared many years ago using techniques of computational algebraic geometry, it has never been demonstrated analytically. Here, we present an analytical derivation of the vacuum geometry of the electroweak theory by understanding how the F- and D-term relations lead to the Veronese surface. We moreover give a detailed description of this geometry, realising an extra branch as a zero-dimensional point when quadratic Higgs lifting deformations are incorporated into the superpotential.
Non-minimal gauge mediation and moduli stabilization
In this Letter we consider U(1)A-gauged Polonyi model with two spurions coupled to a twisted closed string modulus. This offers a consistent setup for metastable SUSY breakdown which allows for moduli stabilization and naturally leads to gauge or hybrid gauge/gravitational mediation mechanism. Due to the presence of the second spurion one can arrange for a solution of the μ and Bμ problems in a version of modified Giudice-Masiero mechanism, which works both in the limit of pure gauge mediation and in the mixed regime of hybrid mediation.
Moduli stabilization and uplifting with dynamically generated F-terms
Dudas, E; Pokorski, Stefan; Dudas, Emilian; Papineau, Chloe; Pokorski, Stefan
2007-01-01
We use the F-term dynamical supersymmetry breaking models with metastable vacua in order to uplift the vacuum energy in the KKLT moduli stabilization scenario. The main advantage compared to earlier proposals is the manifest supersymmetric treatment and the natural coexistence of a TeV gravitino mass with a zero cosmological constant. We argue that it is generically difficult to avoid anti de-Sitter supersymmetric minima, however the tunneling rate from the metastable vacuum with zero vacuum energy towards them can be very suppressed. We briefly comment on the properties of the induced soft terms in the observable sector.
Morse functions on the moduli space of $G_2$ structures
Wang, Sung Ho
2002-01-01
Let $ \\mathfrak{M}$ be the moduli space of torsion free $ G_2$ structures on a compact 7-manifold $ M$, and let $ \\mathfrak{M}_1 \\subset \\mathfrak{M}$ be the $ G_2$ structures with volume($M$) $=1$. The cohomology map $ \\pi^3: \\mathfrak{M} \\to H^3(M, R)$ is known to be a local diffeomorphism. It is proved that every nonzero element of $ H^4(M, R) = H^3(M, R)^*$ is a Morse function on $ \\mathfrak{M}_1 $ when composed with $ \\pi^3$. When dim $H^3(M, R) = 2$, the result in particular implies $ \\...
Cohomology of mapping class groups and the abelian moduli space
Andersen, Jørgen Ellegaard; Villemoes, Rasmus
We consider a surface Σ of genus g≥3 , either closed or with exactly one puncture. The mapping class group Γ of Σ acts symplectically on the abelian moduli space M=Hom(π 1 (Σ),U(1))=Hom(H 1 (Σ),U(1)) , and hence both L 2 (M) and C ∞ (M) are modules over Γ . In this paper, we prove that both the c...... cohomology groups H 1 (Γ,L 2 (M)) and H 1 (Γ,C ∞ (M)) vanish....
Homology of the open moduli space of curves
Madsen, Ib Henning
2012-01-01
This is a survey on the proof of a generalized version of the Mumford conjecture obtained in joint work with M. Weiss stating that a certain map between some classifying spaces which a priori have different natures induces an isomorphism at the level of integral homology. We also discuss our proo...... of the original Mumford conjecture stating that the stable rational cohomology of the moduli space of Riemann surfaces is a certain polynomial algebra generated by the Mumford–Morita–Miller cohomology classes of even degrees....
Roulette Inflation with K\\"ahler Moduli and their Axions
Bond, J. R.; Kofman, L.; Prokushkin, S.; Vaudrevange, P. M.
2006-01-01
We study 2-field inflation models based on the ``large-volume'' flux compactification of type IIB string theory. The role of the inflaton is played by a K\\"ahler modulus \\tau corresponding to a 4-cycle volume and its axionic partner \\theta. The freedom associated with the choice of Calabi Yau manifold and the non-perturbative effects defining the potential V(\\tau, \\theta) and kinetic parameters of the moduli bring an unavoidable statistical element to theory prior probabilities within the low...
Analysis of asphalt pavement structural response from an accelerated loading test
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2007-01-01
This study was to compare theoretical calculation and practical measurement structure response of asphalt pavement. Analysis of the pavement layer moduli was determined from a Back-calculation of Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) data and the measured stiffness moduli of asphalt layer cores. The pavement response was calculated using a theoretical model and the measured strain response at the bottom different layers.Layered elastic theory was used to back-calculate the layer moduli and three different theory models were used to forward calculate the strain and deflection. The models were: Layered Elastic Theory (LET), the Method of Equivalent Thicknesses (MET) with linear elastic and the Finite Element Method (FEM) where asphalt layer may be viscoelastic. The results showed that the calculation structure response from FEM was consistent with measured results.
On Natural Inflation and Moduli Stabilisation in String Theory
Palti, Eran
2015-01-01
Natural inflation relies on the existence of an axion decay constant which is super-Planckian. In string theory only sub-Planckian axion decay constants have been found in any controlled regime. However in field theory it is possible to generate an enhanced super-Planckian decay constant by an appropriate aligned mixing between axions with individual sub-Planckian decay constants. We study the possibility of such a mechanism in string theory. In particular we construct a new realisation of an alignment scenario in type IIA string theory compactifications on a Calabi-Yau where the alignment is induced through fluxes. Within field theory the original decay constants are taken to be independent of the parameters which induce the alignment. In string theory however they are moduli dependent quantities and so interact gravitationally with the physics responsible for the mixing. We show that this gravitational effect of the fluxes on the moduli can precisely cancel any enhancement of the effective decay constant. T...
Moduli Stabilisation with Nilpotent Goldstino: Vacuum Structure and SUSY Breaking
Aparicio, Luis; Valandro, Roberto
2015-01-01
We study the effective field theory of KKLT and LVS moduli stabilisation scenarios coupled to an anti-D3-brane at the tip of a warped throat. We describe the presence of the anti-brane in terms of a nilpotent goldstino superfield in a supersymmetric effective field theory. The introduction of this superfield produces a term that can lead to a de Sitter minimum. We fix the Kaehler moduli dependence of the nilpotent field couplings by matching this term with the anti-D3-brane uplifting contribution. The main result of this paper is the computation, within this EFT, of the soft supersymmetry breaking terms in both KKLT and LVS for matter living on D3-brane (leaving the D7-brane analysis to an appendix). A handful of distinct phenomenological scenarios emerge that could have low energy implications, most of them having a split spectrum of soft masses. Some cosmological and phenomenological properties of these models are discussed. We also check that the attraction between the D3-brane and the anti-D3-brane does n...
Moduli stabilisation with nilpotent goldstino: vacuum structure and SUSY breaking
Aparicio, Luis; Quevedo, Fernando; Valandro, Roberto
2016-03-01
We study the effective field theory of KKLT and LVS moduli stabilisation scenarios coupled to an anti-D3-brane at the tip of a warped throat. We describe the presence of the anti-brane in terms of a nilpotent goldstino superfield in a supersymmetric effective field theory. The introduction of this superfield produces a term that can lead to a de Sitter minimum. We fix the Kähler moduli dependence of the nilpotent field couplings by matching this term with the anti-D3-brane uplifting contribution. The main result of this paper is the computation, within this EFT, of the soft supersymmetry breaking terms in both KKLT and LVS for matter living on D3-brane (leaving the D7-brane analysis to an appendix). A handful of distinct phenomenological scenarios emerge that could have low energy implications, most of them having a split spectrum of soft masses. Some cosmological and phenomenological properties of these models are discussed. We also check that the attraction between the D3-brane and the anti-D3-brane does not affect the leading contribution to the soft masses and does not destabilise the system.
Moduli in General $SU(3)$-Structure Heterotic Compactifications
Svanes, Eirik Eik
2014-01-01
In this thesis, we study moduli in compactifications of ten-dimensional heterotic supergravity. We consider supersymmetric compactifications to four-dimensional maximally symmetric space, commonly referred to as the Strominger system. The compact part of space-time $X$ is a six-dimensional manifold of what we refer to as a heterotic $SU(3)$-structure. We show that this system can be put in terms of a holomorphic operator $\\bar D$ on a bundle $\\mathcal{Q}=T^*X\\oplus\\mathrm{End}(TX)\\oplus\\mathrm{End}(V)\\oplus TX$, defined by a series of extensions. We proceed to compute the infinitesimal deformation space of this structure, given by $T\\mathcal{M}=H^{(0,1)}(\\mathcal{Q})$, which constitutes the infinitesimal spectrum of the four-dimensional theory. In doing so, we find an over counting of moduli by $H^{(0,1)}(\\mathrm{End}(TX))$, which can be reinterpreted as $\\mathcal{O}(\\alpha')$ field redefinitions. We next consider non-maximally symmetric domain wall compactifications of the form $M_{10}=M_3\\times Y$, where $M...
On the permutation combinatorics of worldsheet moduli space
Freidel, Laurent; Ramgoolam, Sanjaye
2014-01-01
Light-cone string diagrams have been used to reproduce the orbifold Euler characteristic of moduli spaces of punctured Riemann surfaces at low genus and with few punctures. Nakamura studied the meromorphic differential introduced by Giddings and Wolpert to characterise light-cone diagrams and introduced a class of graphs related to this differential. These Nakamura graphs were used to parametrise the cells in a light-cone cell decomposition of moduli space. We develop links between Nakamura graphs and realisations of the worldsheet as branched covers. This leads to a development of the combinatorics of Nakamura graphs in terms of permutation tuples. For certain classes of cells, including those of top dimension, there is a simple relation to Belyi maps, which allows us to use results from Hermitian and complex matrix models to give analytic formulae for the counting of cells at arbitrarily high genus. For the most general cells, we develop a new equivalence relation on Hurwitz classes which organises the cell...
The motive of some moduli spaces of vector bundles over a curve
Del Bano-Rollin, S
1995-01-01
We study the motive of the moduli spaces of semistable rank two vector bundles over an algebraic curve. When the degree is odd the moduli space is a smooth projective variety, we obtain the absolute Hodge motive of this, and in particular the Hodge-Poincare polynomial. When the degree is even the moduli space is a singular projective variety, we compute pure Euler characteristics and show that only two weights can occur in each cohomology group, we also see that its cohomology is pure up to a certain degree. As a by-product we obtain the isogeny type of some intermediate jacobians of the moduli spaces.
Non-thermal dark matter and the moduli problem in string frameworks
We address the cosmological moduli/gravitino problems and the issue of too little thermal but excessive non-thermal dark matter from the decays of moduli. The main examples we study are the G2-MSSM models arising from M theory compactifications, which allow for a precise calculation of moduli decay rates and widths. We find that the late decaying moduli satisfy both BBN constraints and avoid the gravitino problem. The non-thermal production of Wino LSPs, which is a prediction of G2-MSSM models, gives a relic density of about the right order of magnitude.
The Picard group of the moduli of G-bundles on a curve
Beauville, Arnaud; Laszlo, Yves; Sorger, Christoph
1996-01-01
Let G be a complex semi-simple group, and X a compact Riemann surface. The moduli space of principal G-bundles on X, and in particular the holomorphic line bundles on this space and their global sections, play an important role in the recent applications of Conformal Field Theory to algebraic geometry. In this paper we determine the Picard group of this moduli space when G is of classical or G_2 type (we consider both the coarse moduli space and the moduli stack).
Galvez, Richard
2016-01-01
In this paper we present an initial exploration of the Calabi-Yau landscape in the context of Kahler moduli inflation. We review how the slow-roll requirement on the scalar potential translates to a geometric constraint on the Kahler geometry of the vacuum. This constraint leads to a hard bound on the moduli space geometry and we consider the effects of this constraint on the string landscape that arises in type IIB string compactifications on an O3/O7 orientifold. Most notably we find that the inflationary constraint is independent of the moduli space dimension and only 6.57% of geometries inspected support high-scale Kahler moduli inflation.
Dynamics of moduli and gaugino condensates in an expanding universe
Papineau, C.; Ramos-Sanchez, S. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Postma, M. [NIKHEF, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2009-08-15
We study dynamical moduli stabilization driven by gaugino condensation in supergravity. In the presence of background radiation, there exists a region of initial conditions leading to successful stabilization. We point out that most of the allowed region corresponds to initial Hubble rate H close to the scale of condensation {lambda}, which is the natural cutoff of the effective theory. We first show that including the condensate dynamics sets a strong bound on the initial conditions. We then find that (complete) decoupling of the condensate happens at H about two orders of magnitude below {lambda}. This bound implies that in the usual scenario with the condensate integrated out, only the vicinity of the minimum leads to stabilization. Finally, we discuss the effects of thermal corrections. (orig.)
Explaining the electroweak scale and stabilizing moduli in M theory
In a recent paper it was shown that in M theory vacua without fluxes, all moduli are stabilized by the effective potential and a stable hierarchy is generated, consistent with standard gauge unification. This paper explains the results in more detail and generalizes them, finding an essentially unique de Sitter (dS) vacuum under reasonable conditions. One of the main phenomenological consequences is a prediction which emerges from this entire class of vacua: namely gaugino masses are significantly suppressed relative to the gravitino mass. We also present evidence that, for those vacua in which the vacuum energy is small, the gravitino mass, which sets all the superpartner masses, is automatically in the TeV - 100 TeV range. (author)
A Superficial Working Guide to Deformations and Moduli
Catanese, Fabrizio
2011-01-01
This is the first part of a guide to deformations and moduli, especially viewed from the perspective of algebraic surfaces (the simplest higher dimensional varieties). It contains also new results, regarding the question of local homeomorphism between Kuranishi and Teichmueller space, and a survey of new results with Ingrid Bauer, concerning the discrepancy between the deformation of the action of a group G on a minimal models S, respectively the deformation of the action of G on the canonical model X. Here Def(S) maps properly onto Def(X), but the same does not hold for pairs: Def(S,G) does not map properly onto Def(X,G). Indeed the connected components of Def(S), in the case of tertiary Burniat surfaces, only map to locally closed sets. The last section contains anew result on some surfaces whise Albanese map has generic degree equal to 2.
Graph Complexes and the Moduli Space of Riemann Surfaces
Egas Santander, Daniela
potentially allow to transfer constructions in fat graphs to the black and white model. Moreover, we compare Bödigheimer's radial slit configurations and the space of metric admissible fat graphs, producing an explicit homotopy equivalence using a "critical graph" map. This critical graph map descends...... to a homeomorphism between the Unimodular Harmonic compactification and the space of Sullivan diagrams, which are natural compactifications of the space of radial slit configurations and the space of metric admissible fat graphs, respectively. Finally, we use experimental methods to compute the homology of the chain......In this thesis we compare several combinatorial models for the moduli space of open-closed cobordisms and their compactifications. More precisely, we study Godin's category of admissible fat graphs, Costello's chain complex of black and white graphs, and Bödigheimer's space of radial slit...
Dynamics of moduli and gaugino condensates in an expanding universe
We study dynamical moduli stabilization driven by gaugino condensation in supergravity. In the presence of background radiation, there exists a region of initial conditions leading to successful stabilization. We point out that most of the allowed region corresponds to initial Hubble rate H close to the scale of condensation Λ, which is the natural cutoff of the effective theory. We first show that including the condensate dynamics sets a strong bound on the initial conditions. We then find that (complete) decoupling of the condensate happens at H about two orders of magnitude below Λ. This bound implies that in the usual scenario with the condensate integrated out, only the vicinity of the minimum leads to stabilization. Finally, we discuss the effects of thermal corrections. (orig.)
Heavy Tails in Calabi-Yau Moduli Spaces
Long, Cody; McGuirk, Paul
2014-01-01
We study the statistics of the metric on K\\"ahler moduli space in compactifications of string theory on Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces in toric varieties. We find striking hierarchies in the eigenvalues of the metric and of the Riemann curvature contribution to the Hessian matrix: both spectra display heavy tails. The curvature contribution to the Hessian is non-positive, suggesting a reduced probability of metastability compared to cases in which the derivatives of the K\\"ahler potential are uncorrelated. To facilitate our analysis, we have developed a novel triangulation algorithm that allows efficient study of hypersurfaces with $h^{1,1}$ as large as 25, which is difficult using algorithms internal to packages such as Sage. Our results serve as input for statistical studies of the vacuum structure in flux compactifications, and of the distribution of axion decay constants in string theory.
A GIT Construction of Moduli Spaces of Stable Maps in Positive Characteristic
Baldwin, Elizabeth
2007-01-01
In a previous paper, the author and David Swinarski constructed the moduli spaces of stable maps, \\bar M_g,n(P^r,d), via geometric invariant theory (GIT). That paper required the base field to be the complex numbers, a restriction which this paper removes: here the coarse moduli spaces of stable maps are constructed via GIT over a more general base.
Moduli spaces of framed flags of sheaves on the projective plane
von Flach, Rodrigo A.; Jardim, Marcos
2016-01-01
We study the moduli space of framed flags of sheaves on the projective plane via an adaptation of the ADHM construction of framed sheaves. In particular, we prove that, for certain values of the topological invariants, the moduli space of framed flags of sheaves is an irreducible, nonsingular variety carrying a holomorphic pre-symplectic form.
Modification of the Simpson moduli space M_{3m+1}(P_2) by vector bundles (I)
Iena, Oleksandr
2010-01-01
We consider the moduli space of stable vector bundles on curves embedded in P_2 with Hilbert polynomial 3m+1 and construct a compactification of this space by vector bundles. The result is a blow up of the Simpson moduli space M_{3m+1}(P_2).
Moduli of endomorphisms of semistable vector bundles over a compact Riemann surface
We consider the moduli problem for endomorphisms of indecomposable semistable vector bundles over a compact convected Riemann surface of genus g greater than two. We develop the 3-dimensional case, which gives an idea of how to solve the moduli problem in general. 13 refs
The Motive of the Moduli Stack of -Bundles over the Universal Curve
Donu Arapura; Ajneet Dhillon
2008-08-01
We define relative motives in the sense of André. After associating a complex in the derived category of motives to an algebraic stack we study this complex in the case of the moduli of -bundles varying over the moduli of curves.
Geometry of meromorphic functions and intersections on moduli spaces of curves
Shadrin, Sergei
2002-01-01
In this paper we study relations between intersection numbers on moduli spaces of curves and Hurwitz numbers. First, we prove two formulas expressing Hurwitz numbers of (generalized) polynomials via intersections on moduli spaces of curves. Then we show, how intersection numbers can be expressed via Hurwitz numbers. And then we obtain an algorithm expressing intersection numbers $_g$ via correlation functions of primaries.
Bagger-Witten line bundles on moduli spaces of elliptic curves
Gu, W
2016-01-01
In this paper we discuss Bagger-Witten line bundles over moduli spaces of SCFTs. We review how in general they are `fractional' line bundles, not honest line bundles, twisted on triple overlaps. We discuss the special case of moduli spaces of elliptic curves in detail. There, the Bagger-Witten line bundles does not exist as an ordinary line bundle, but rather is necessarily fractional. As a fractional line bundle, it is nontrivial (though torsion) over the uncompactified moduli stack, and its restriction to the interior, excising corners with enhanced stabilizers, is also fractional. We review and compare to results of recent work arguing that well-definedness of the worldsheet metric implies that the Bagger-Witten line bundle is torsion, and give general arguments on the existence of universal structures on moduli spaces of SCFTs, in which superconformal deformation parameters are promoted to nondynamical fields ranging over the SCFT moduli space.
New effective moduli of isotropic viscoelastic composites. Part I. Theoretical justification
Svetashkov, A. A.; Vakurov, A. A.
2016-04-01
According to the approach based on the commonality of problems of determining effective moduli of composites and viscoelastic solids, which properties are time-inhomogeneous, it is assumed that a viscoelastic solid is a two-component composite. One component displays temporal properties defined by a pair of Castiglianian-type effective moduli, and the other is defined by a pair of Lagrangian-type effective moduli. The Voigt and Reuss averaging is performed for the obtained two-composite solid with the introduction of a time function of volume fraction. In order to determine closer estimates, a method of iterative transformation of time effective moduli is applied to the viscoelastic Voigt-Reuss model. The physical justification of the method is provided. As a result, new time effective moduli of the viscoelastic solid are obtained which give a closer estimate of temporal properties as compared to the known models.
张建文; 王煜薇; 郑小平; 王正
2011-01-01
Determination of the locations and strength of the source in a chemical leakage is crucial to crowd evacuation and emergency decision. This paper compares concentrations computed by dispersion model with the measured by receptors and then hybrid genetic-Nelder Mead simplex algorithm model is established. The locations and strength of leakage source are characterized. The feasibility of the algorithm is verified by simulation data. It is indicated that the hybrid genetic-Nelder Mead simplex algorithm is seldom affected by initial values and can get good results even if the initial values are far away from the expected values. This method back-calculates the optimal solution in a smaller errors and a faster pace and is more suitable for the search procedure in multi-dimensional space. Thence, hybrid genetic-Nelder Mead simplex algorithm is able to back-calculate the locations and strength of leakage source quickly and accurately, which will meet the needs of emergency rescue.%确定泄漏源的位置和强度,是进行群体疏散和应急决策的基础.将扩散模型得到的浓度值与传感器观测的浓度值进行比较并建立混合遗传-Nelder Mead单纯形算法模型,反算得到泄露源的位置和强度,进而利用浓度的模拟数据验证该算法的可行性.研究结果表明:混合遗传-Nelder Mead单纯形算法不受初值选取的影响,即使初值远离期望值,也能得到很好的结果,而且能以较小的误差和较快的速度反算出结果,更适合于多维变量的搜索.因此混合遗传-Nelder Mead单纯形算法能够快速准确地反算得到泄漏源的位置和强度,满足应急决策的需要.
Effective moduli of high volume fraction particulate composites
Predictions using current micromechanics theories for the effective moduli of particulate-reinforced composites tend to break down at high volume fractions of the reinforcing phase. The predictions are usually well below experimentally measured values of the Young's modulus for volume fractions exceeding about 0.6. In this paper, the concept of contiguity, which is a measure of phase continuity, is applied to Mori-Tanaka micromechanics theory. It is shown that contiguity of the second phase increases with volume fraction, leading eventually to a reversal in the roles of the inclusion and matrix. In powder metallurgy practice, it is well known that at high volume fractions, sintering and consolidation of the reinforcement make it increasingly continuous and more like the matrix phase, while the former matrix tends to become more like the inclusion phase. The concept of contiguity applied to micromechanics theory results in very good agreement between the predicted Young's modulus and experimental data on tungsten carbide particulate-reinforced cobalt
Moduli spaces of discrete gravity; 1, A few points
Holfter, A
2002-01-01
Spectral triples describe and generalize Riemannian spin geometries by converting the geometrical information into algebraic data, which consist of an algebra $A$, a Hilbert space $H$ carrying a representation of $A$ and the Dirac operator $D$ (a selfadjoint operator acting on $H$). The gravitational action is described by the trace of a suitable function of $D$. In this paper we examine the (path-integral-) quantization of such a system given by a finite dimensional commutative algebra. It is then (in concrete examples) possible to construct the moduli space of the theory, i.e. to divide the space of all Dirac operators by the action of the diffeomorphism group, and to construct an invariant measure on this space. We discuss expectation values of various observables and demonstrate some interesting effects such as the effect of coupling the system to Fermions (which renders finite quantities in cases, where the Bosons alone would give infinite quantities) or the striking effect of spontaneous breaking of spe...
Roulette inflation with Kaehler moduli and their axions
We study 2-field inflation models based on the 'large-volume' flux compactification of type IIB string theory. The role of the inflaton is played by a Kaehler modulus τ corresponding to a 4-cycle volume and its axionic partner θ. The freedom associated with the choice of Calabi-Yau manifold and the nonperturbative effects defining the potential V(τ,θ) and kinetic parameters of the moduli brings an unavoidable statistical element to theory prior probabilities within the low-energy landscape. The further randomness of (τ,θ) initial conditions allows for a large ensemble of trajectories. Features in the ensemble of histories include 'roulette trajectories', with long-lasting inflations in the direction of the rolling axion, enhanced in the number of e-foldings over those restricted to lie in the τ-trough. Asymptotic flatness of the potential makes possible an eternal stochastic self-reproducing inflation. A wide variety of potentials and inflaton trajectories agree with the cosmic microwave background and large scale structure data. In particular, the observed scalar tilt with weak or no running can be achieved in spite of a nearly critical de Sitter deceleration parameter and consequently a low gravity wave power relative to the scalar curvature power
Roulette inflation with Kähler moduli and their axions
Bond, J. Richard; Kofman, Lev; Prokushkin, Sergey; Vaudrevange, Pascal M.
2007-06-01
We study 2-field inflation models based on the “large-volume” flux compactification of type IIB string theory. The role of the inflaton is played by a Kähler modulus τ corresponding to a 4-cycle volume and its axionic partner θ. The freedom associated with the choice of Calabi-Yau manifold and the nonperturbative effects defining the potential V(τ,θ) and kinetic parameters of the moduli brings an unavoidable statistical element to theory prior probabilities within the low-energy landscape. The further randomness of (τ,θ) initial conditions allows for a large ensemble of trajectories. Features in the ensemble of histories include “roulette trajectories,” with long-lasting inflations in the direction of the rolling axion, enhanced in the number of e-foldings over those restricted to lie in the τ-trough. Asymptotic flatness of the potential makes possible an eternal stochastic self-reproducing inflation. A wide variety of potentials and inflaton trajectories agree with the cosmic microwave background and large scale structure data. In particular, the observed scalar tilt with weak or no running can be achieved in spite of a nearly critical de Sitter deceleration parameter and consequently a low gravity wave power relative to the scalar curvature power.
Roulette Inflation with K\\"ahler Moduli and their Axions
Bond, J R; Prokushkin, S F; Vaudrevange, P M
2006-01-01
We study 2-field inflation models based on the ``large-volume'' flux compactification of type IIB string theory. The role of the inflaton is played by a K\\"ahler modulus \\tau corresponding to a 4-cycle volume and its axionic partner \\theta. The freedom associated with the choice of Calabi Yau manifold and the non-perturbative effects defining the potential V(\\tau, \\theta) and kinetic parameters of the moduli bring an unavoidable statistical element to theory prior probabilities within the low energy landscape. The further randomness of (\\tau, \\theta) initial conditions allows for a large ensemble of trajectories. Features in the ensemble of histories include ``roulette tractories'', with long-lasting inflations in the direction of the rolling axion, enhanced in number of e-foldings over those restricted to lie in the \\tau-trough. Asymptotic flatness of the potential makes possible an eternal stochastic self-reproducing inflation. A wide variety of potentials and inflaton trajectories agree with the cosmic mic...
Temperature- and thickness-dependent elastic moduli of polymer thin films
Ao Zhimin
2011-01-01
Full Text Available Abstract The mechanical properties of polymer ultrathin films are usually different from those of their counterparts in bulk. Understanding the effect of thickness on the mechanical properties of these films is crucial for their applications. However, it is a great challenge to measure their elastic modulus experimentally with in situ heating. In this study, a thermodynamic model for temperature- (T and thickness (h-dependent elastic moduli of polymer thin films Ef(T,h is developed with verification by the reported experimental data on polystyrene (PS thin films. For the PS thin films on a passivated substrate, Ef(T,h decreases with the decreasing film thickness, when h is less than 60 nm at ambient temperature. However, the onset thickness (h*, at which thickness Ef(T,h deviates from the bulk value, can be modulated by T. h* becomes larger at higher T because of the depression of the quenching depth, which determines the thickness of the surface layer δ.
An in situ estimation of anisotropic elastic moduli for a submarine shale
Miller, Douglas E.; Leaney, Scott; Borland, William H.
1994-11-01
Direct arrival times and slownesses from wide-aperture walkaway vertical seismic profile data acquired in a layered anisotropic medium can be processed to give direct estimate of the phase slowness surface associated with the medium at the depth of the receivers. This slowness surface can, in turn, be fit by an estimated transversely isotropic medium with a vertical symmetry axis (a 'TIV' medium). While the method requires that the medium between the receivers and the surface be horizontally stratified, no further measurement or knowledge of that medium is required. When applied to data acquired in a compacting shale sequence (here termed the 'Petronas shale') encountered by a well in the South China Sea, the method yields an estimated TIV medium that fits the data extremely well over 180 deg of propagation angles sampled by 201 source positions. The medium is strongly anisotropic. The anisotropy is significantly anelliptic and implies that the quasi-shear mode should be triplicated for off-axis propagation. Estimated density-normalized moduli (in units of sq km/sq s) for the Petronas shale are A(sub 11) = 6.99 +/- 0.21, A(sub 33) = 5.53 +/- 0.17, A(sub 55) = 0.91 +/- 0.05, and A(sub 13) = 2.64 +/- 0.26. Densities in the logged zone just below the survey lie in the range between 2200 and 2400 kg/cu m with an average value close to 2300 kg/cu m.
Universal behavior of changes in elastic moduli of hot compressed oxide glasses
Svenson, Mouritz N.; Guerette, Michael; Huang, Liping; Lönnroth, Nadja; Mauro, John C.; Rzoska, Sylwester J.; Bockowski, Michal; Smedskjaer, Morten M.
2016-05-01
The elastic moduli of glasses are important for numerous applications, but predicting them based on their chemical composition and forming history remains a great challenge. In this study, we investigate the relationship between densification and changes in elastic moduli as a result of isostatic compression up to 1 GPa of various oxide compositions at elevated temperature (so-called hot compression). An approximately linear relationship is observed between the relative changes in density and elastic moduli across a variety of glass families, although these glasses exhibit a diverse range of structural responses during compression owing to their dramatically different chemistries.
A Large Deformation Model for the Elastic Moduli of Two-dimensional Cellular Materials
HU Guoming; WAN Hui; ZHANG Youlin; BAO Wujun
2006-01-01
We developed a large deformation model for predicting the elastic moduli of two-dimensional cellular materials. This large deformation model was based on the large deflection of the inclined members of the cells of cellular materials. The deflection of the inclined member, the strain of the representative structure and the elastic moduli of two-dimensional cellular materials were expressed using incomplete elliptic integrals. The experimental results show that these elastic moduli are no longer constant at large deformation, but vary significantly with the strain. A comparison was made between this large deformation model and the small deformation model proposed by Gibson and Ashby.
On the Moduli Space of non-BPS Attractors for N=2 Symmetric Manifolds
Ferrara, Sergio
2007-01-01
We study the ``flat'' directions of non-BPS extremal black hole attractors for N=2, d=4 supergravities whose vector multiplets' scalar manifold is endowed with homogeneous symmetric special Kahler geometry. The non-BPS attractors with non-vanishing central charge have a moduli space described by real special geometry (and thus related to the d=5 parent theory), whereas the moduli spaces of non-BPS attractors with vanishing central charge are certain Kahler homogeneous symmetric manifolds. The moduli spaces of the non-BPS attractors of the corresponding N=2, d=5 theories are also indicated, and shown to be rank-1 homogeneous symmetric manifolds.
Molecular Modeling of the Axial and Circumferential Elastic Moduli of Tubulin
Zeiger, A. S.; Layton, B. E.
2008-01-01
Microtubules play a number of important mechanical roles in almost all cell types in nearly all major phylogenetic trees. We have used a molecular mechanics approach to perform tensile tests on individual tubulin monomers and determined values for the axial and circumferential moduli for all currently known complete sequences. The axial elastic moduli, in vacuo, were found to be 1.25 GPa and 1.34 GPa for α- and β-bovine tubulin monomers. In the circumferential direction, these moduli were 378...
Towards a classification of modular compactifications of the moduli space of curves
Smyth, David Ishii
2009-01-01
The space of smooth curves admits a beautiful compactification by the moduli space of Deligne-Mumford stable curves. In this paper, we undertake a systematic investigation of alternate modular compactifications of the space of smooth curves.
Symplectic geometry of the moduli space of projective structures in homological coordinates
Bertola, Marco; Norton, Chaya
2015-01-01
We introduce a natural symplectic structure on the moduli space of quadratic differentials with simple zeros and describe its Darboux coordinate systems in terms of so-called homological coordinates. We then show that this structure coincides with the canonical Poisson structure on the cotangent bundle of the moduli space of Riemann surfaces, and therefore the homological coordinates provide a new system of Darboux coordinates. We define a natural family of commuting "homological flows" on the moduli space of quadratic differentials and find the corresponding action-angle variables. The space of projective structures over the moduli space can be identified with the cotangent bundle upon selection of a reference projective connection that varies holomorphically and thus can be naturally endowed with a symplectic structure. Different choices of projective connections of this kind (Bergman, Schottky, Wirtinger) give rise to equivalent symplectic structures on the space of projective connections but different sym...
The tautological ring of the moduli space M_{2,n}^rt
Tavakol, Mehdi
2011-01-01
We study the tautological ring of the moduli space of stable n-pointed curves of genus two with rational tails. The algebra is described in terms of explicit generators and relations. It is proven that this algebra is Gorenstein.
Moduli for Decorated Tuples of Sheaves and Representation Spaces for Quivers
Alexander Schmitt
2005-02-01
We extend the scope of a former paper to vector bundle problems involving more than one vector bundle. As the main application, we obtain the solution of the well-known moduli problems of vector bundles associated with general quivers.
Numerical Weil-Petersson metrics on moduli spaces of Calabi-Yau manifolds
Keller, Julien; Lukic, Sergio
2015-06-01
We introduce a simple and very fast algorithm to compute Weil-Petersson metrics on moduli spaces of Calabi-Yau varieties. Additionally, we introduce a second algorithm to approximate the same metric using Donaldson's quantization link between infinite and finite dimensional Geometric Invariant Theoretical (GIT) quotients that describe moduli spaces of varieties. Although this second algorithm is slower and more sophisticated, it can also be used to compute similar metrics on other moduli spaces (e.g. moduli spaces of vector bundles on Calabi-Yau varieties). We study the convergence properties of both algorithms and provide explicit computer implementations using a family of Calabi-Yau quintic hypersurfaces in P4. Also, we include discussions on: the existing methods that are used to compute this class of metrics, the background material that we use to build our algorithms, and how to extend the second algorithm to the vector bundle case.
Multi-centered D1-D5 solutions at finite B-moduli
We study the fate of two-centered D1-D5 systems on T4 away from the singular supergravity point in the moduli space. We do this by considering a background D1-D5 black hole with a self-dual B-field moduli turned on and treating the second center in the probe limit in this background. We find that in general marginal bound states at zero moduli become metastable at finite B-moduli, demonstrating a breaking of supersymmetry. However, we also find evidence that when the charges of both centers are comparable, the effects of supersymmetry breaking become negligible. We show that this effect is independent of string coupling and thus it should be possible to reproduce this in the CFT at weak coupling. We comment on the implications for the fuzzball proposal
A flux-scaling scenario for high-scale moduli stabilization in string theory
Blumenhagen, Ralph [Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), Föhringer Ring 6, 80805 München (Germany); Font, Anamaría [Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), Föhringer Ring 6, 80805 München (Germany); Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, LMU, Theresienstr. 37, 80333 München (Germany); Fuchs, Michael [Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), Föhringer Ring 6, 80805 München (Germany); Herschmann, Daniela, E-mail: herschma@mpp.mpg.de [Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), Föhringer Ring 6, 80805 München (Germany); Plauschinn, Erik [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia “Galileo Galilei”, Università di Padova, Via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Padova, Via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova (Italy); Sekiguchi, Yuta; Wolf, Florian [Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), Föhringer Ring 6, 80805 München (Germany); Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, LMU, Theresienstr. 37, 80333 München (Germany)
2015-08-15
Tree-level moduli stabilization via geometric and non-geometric fluxes in type IIB orientifolds on Calabi–Yau manifolds is investigated. The focus is on stable non-supersymmetric minima, where all moduli are fixed except for some massless axions. The scenario includes the purely axionic orientifold-odd moduli. A set of vacua allowing for parametric control over the moduli vacuum expectation values and their masses is presented, featuring a specific scaling with the fluxes. Uplift mechanisms and supersymmetry breaking soft masses on MSSM-like D7-branes are discussed as well. This scenario provides a complete effective framework for realizing the idea of F-term axion monodromy inflation in string theory. It is argued that, with all masses close to the Planck and GUT scales, one is confronted with working at the threshold of controlling all mass hierarchies.
A flux-scaling scenario for high-scale moduli stabilization in string theory
Tree-level moduli stabilization via geometric and non-geometric fluxes in type IIB orientifolds on Calabi–Yau manifolds is investigated. The focus is on stable non-supersymmetric minima, where all moduli are fixed except for some massless axions. The scenario includes the purely axionic orientifold-odd moduli. A set of vacua allowing for parametric control over the moduli vacuum expectation values and their masses is presented, featuring a specific scaling with the fluxes. Uplift mechanisms and supersymmetry breaking soft masses on MSSM-like D7-branes are discussed as well. This scenario provides a complete effective framework for realizing the idea of F-term axion monodromy inflation in string theory. It is argued that, with all masses close to the Planck and GUT scales, one is confronted with working at the threshold of controlling all mass hierarchies
A flux-scaling scenario for high-scale moduli stabilization in string theory
Ralph Blumenhagen
2015-08-01
Full Text Available Tree-level moduli stabilization via geometric and non-geometric fluxes in type IIB orientifolds on Calabi–Yau manifolds is investigated. The focus is on stable non-supersymmetric minima, where all moduli are fixed except for some massless axions. The scenario includes the purely axionic orientifold-odd moduli. A set of vacua allowing for parametric control over the moduli vacuum expectation values and their masses is presented, featuring a specific scaling with the fluxes. Uplift mechanisms and supersymmetry breaking soft masses on MSSM-like D7-branes are discussed as well. This scenario provides a complete effective framework for realizing the idea of F-term axion monodromy inflation in string theory. It is argued that, with all masses close to the Planck and GUT scales, one is confronted with working at the threshold of controlling all mass hierarchies.
Elastic moduli and vibrational modes in jammed particulate packings
Mizuno, Hideyuki; Saitoh, Kuniyasu; Silbert, Leonardo E.
2016-06-01
When we elastically impose a homogeneous, affine deformation on amorphous solids, they also undergo an inhomogeneous, nonaffine deformation, which can have a crucial impact on the overall elastic response. To correctly understand the elastic modulus M , it is therefore necessary to take into account not only the affine modulus MA, but also the nonaffine modulus MN that arises from the nonaffine deformation. In the present work, we study the bulk (M =K ) and shear (M =G ) moduli in static jammed particulate packings over a range of packing fractions φ . The affine MA is determined essentially by the static structural arrangement of particles, whereas the nonaffine MN is related to the vibrational eigenmodes. We elucidate the contribution of each vibrational mode to the nonaffine MN through a modal decomposition of the displacement and force fields. In the vicinity of the (un)jamming transition φc, the vibrational density of states g (ω ) shows a plateau in the intermediate-frequency regime above a characteristic frequency ω*. We illustrate that this unusual feature apparent in g (ω ) is reflected in the behavior of MN: As φ →φc , where ω*→0 , those modes for ω ω* approach a constant value which results in MN to approach a critical value MN c, as MN-MN c˜ω* . At φc itself, the bulk modulus attains a finite value Kc=KA c-KN c>0 , such that KN c has a value that remains below KA c. In contrast, for the critical shear modulus Gc, GN c and GA c approach the same value so that the total value becomes exactly zero, Gc=GA c-GN c=0 . We explore what features of the configurational and vibrational properties cause such a distinction between K and G , allowing us to validate analytical expressions for their critical values.
Lectures on moduli of principal G-bundles over algebraic curves
These notes are supposed to be an introduction to the moduli of G-bundles on curves. Therefore I will lay stress on ideas in order to make these notes more readable. In the last years the moduli spaces of G-bundles over algebraic curves have attracted some attention from various subjects like from conformal field theory or Beilinson and Drinfeld's geometric Langlands program. In both subjects it turned out that the 'stacky' point of view is more convenient and as the basic motivation of these notes is to introduce to the latter subject our moduli spaces will be moduli stacks (and not coarse moduli spaces). As people may feel uncomfortable with stacks I have included a small introduction to them. Actually there is a forthcoming book of Laumon and Moret-Bailly based on their preprint and my introduction merely does the step -1, i.e. explains why we are forced to use them here and recalls the basic results I need later. So here is the plan of the lectures: after some generalities on G-bundles, I will classify them topologically. Actually the proof is more interesting than the result as it will give a flavor of the basic theorem on G-bundles which describes the moduli stack as a double quotient of loop-groups. This 'uniformization theorem', which goes back to A. Weil as a bijection on sets, will be proved in the section following the topological classification. Then I will introduce two line bundles on the moduli stack: the determinant and the paffian bundle. The first one can be used to describe the canonical bundle on the moduli stack and the second to define a square-root of it. Unless G is simply connected the square root depends on the choice of a theta-characteristic. This square root plays an important role in the geometric Langlands program. Actually, in order to get global differential operators on the moduli stack one has to consider twisted differential operators with values in these square-roots. The rest of the lectures will be dedicated to describe the
Equivalent orthotropic elastic moduli identification method for laminated electrical steel sheets
Saito, Akira; Nishikawa, Yasunari; Yamasaki, Shintaro; Fujita, Kikuo; Kawamoto, Atsushi; Kuroishi, Masakatsu; Nakai, Hideo
2016-05-01
In this paper, a combined numerical-experimental methodology for the identification of elastic moduli of orthotropic media is presented. Special attention is given to the laminated electrical steel sheets, which are modeled as orthotropic media with nine independent engineering elastic moduli. The elastic moduli are determined specifically for use with finite element vibration analyses. We propose a three-step methodology based on a conventional nonlinear least squares fit between measured and computed natural frequencies. The methodology consists of: (1) successive augmentations of the objective function by increasing the number of modes, (2) initial condition updates, and (3) appropriate selection of the natural frequencies based on their sensitivities on the elastic moduli. Using the results of numerical experiments, it is shown that the proposed method achieves more accurate converged solution than a conventional approach. Finally, the proposed method is applied to measured natural frequencies and mode shapes of the laminated electrical steel sheets. It is shown that the method can successfully identify the orthotropic elastic moduli that can reproduce the measured natural frequencies and frequency response functions by using finite element analyses with a reasonable accuracy.
Hart, David J.; Wang, Herbert F.
1995-09-01
Measurements have been completed for eight different poroelastic moduli of water-saturated Berea sandstone and Indiana limestone as a function of confining pressure and pore pressure. The poroelastic moduli for Indiana limestone are generally consistent to ±10%, which was verified by a formal inversion procedure for independent moduli from the eight measurements. For Indiana limestone, best fit values were drained bulk modulus, 21.2 GPa; the undrained bulk modulus, 31.7 GPa; drained Poisson's ratio, 0.26; undrained Poisson's ratio, 0.33; and pore pressure buildup coefficient, 0.47 at 20-35 MPa effective stress. The poroelastic moduli for Berea sandstone are generally consistent to ±20%. The greater inconsistency is most likely caused by the nonlinear variation of the moduli at different strains. For Berea sandstone, best fit values were drained bulk modulus, 6.6 GPa; undrained bulk modulus, 15.8 GPa; drained Poisson's ratio, 0.17; undrained Poisson's ratio, 0.34; and pore pressure buildup coefficient, 0.75 at 10 MPa effective stress.
Moduli Dark Matter and the Search for Its Decay Line using Suzaku X-Ray Telescope
Kusenko, Alexander; Loewenstein, Michael; Yanagida, Tsutomu T.
2013-01-01
Light scalar fields called moduli arise from a variety of different models involving supersymmetry and/or string theory; thus their existence is a generic prediction of leading theories for physics beyond the standard model. They also present a formidable, long-standing problem for cosmology. We argue that an anthropic solution to the moduli problem exists in the case of small moduli masses and that it automatically leads to dark matter in the form of moduli. The recent discovery of the 125 GeV Higgs boson implies a lower bound on the moduli mass of about a keV. This form of dark matter is consistent with the observed properties of structure formation, and it is amenable to detection with the help of x-ray telescopes. We present the results of a search for such dark matter particles using spectra extracted from the first deep x-ray observations of the Draco and Ursa Minor dwarf spheroidal galaxies, which are darkmatter- dominated systems with extreme mass-to-light ratios and low intrinsic backgrounds. No emission line is positively detected, and we set new constraints on the relevant new physics.
Hamed, Elham [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, 1206 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Novitskaya, Ekaterina, E-mail: eevdokim@ucsd.edu [University of California, San Diego, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering Program, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093 (United States); Li, Jun; Jasiuk, Iwona [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, 1206 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); McKittrick, Joanna [University of California, San Diego, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering Program, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093 (United States)
2015-09-01
The elastic moduli of trabecular bone were modeled using an analytical multiscale approach. Trabecular bone was represented as a porous nanocomposite material with a hierarchical structure spanning from the collagen–mineral level to the trabecular architecture level. In parallel, compression testing was done on bovine femoral trabecular bone samples in two anatomical directions, parallel to the femoral neck axis and perpendicular to it, and the measured elastic moduli were compared with the corresponding theoretical results. To gain insights on the interaction of collagen and minerals at the nanoscale, bone samples were deproteinized or demineralized. After such processing, the treated samples remained as self-standing structures and were tested in compression. Micro-computed tomography was used to characterize the hierarchical structure of these three bone types and to quantify the amount of bone porosity. The obtained experimental data served as inputs to the multiscale model and guided us to represent bone as an interpenetrating composite material. Good agreement was found between the theory and experiments for the elastic moduli of the untreated, deproteinized, and demineralized trabecular bone. - Highlights: • A multiscale model was used to predict the elastic moduli of trabecular bone. • Samples included demineralized, deproteinized and untreated bone. • The model portrays bone as a porous, interpenetrating two phase composite. • The experimental elastic moduli for trabecular bone fell between theoretical bounds.
Jinzenji, Masao
2008-12-01
In this paper, we derive the virtual structure constants used in the mirror computation of the degree k hypersurface in CP N-1, by using a localization computation applied to moduli space of polynomial maps from CP 1 to CP N-1 with two marked points. This moduli space corresponds to the GIT quotient of the standard moduli space of instantons of Gauged Linear Sigma Model by the standard torus action. We also apply this technique to the non-nef local geometry {{\\cal O}(1)oplus {\\cal O}(-3)rightarrow CP1} and realize the mirror computation without using Birkhoff factorization. Especially, we obtain a geometrical construction of the expansion coefficients of the mirror maps of these models.
Cusps of the K\\"ahler moduli space and stability conditions on K3 surfaces
Hartmann, Heinrich
2010-01-01
In [Ma1] S. Ma established a bijection between Fourier--Mukai partners of a K3 surface and cusps of the K\\"ahler moduli space. The K\\"ahler moduli space can be described as a quotient of Bridgeland's stability manifold. We study the relation between stability conditions $\\sigma$ near to a cusp and the associated Fourier--Mukai partner Y in the following ways. (1) We compare the heart of $\\sigma$ to the heart of coherent sheaves on Y. (2) We construct Y as moduli space of $\\sigma$-stable objects. An appendix is devoted to the group of auto-equivalences of the derived category which respect the component $Stab^\\dagger(X)$ of the stability manifold.
On moduli stabilisation and de Sitter vacua in MSSM heterotic orbifolds
We study the problem of moduli stabilisation in explicit heterotic orbifold compactifications, whose spectra contain the MSSM plus some vector-like exotics that can be decoupled. Considering all the bulk moduli, we obtain the 4D low energy effective action for the compactification, which has contributions from various, computable, perturbative and non-perturbative effects. Hidden sector gaugino condensation and string worldsheet instantons result in a combination of racetrack, KKLT and cusp-form contributions to the superpotential, which lift all the bulk moduli directions. We point out the properties observed in our concrete models, which tend to be missed when only ''generic'' features of a model are assumed. We search for interesting vacua and find several de Sitter solutions, but so far, they all turn out to be unstable. (orig.)
On moduli stabilisation and de Sitter vacua in MSSM heterotic orbifolds
Parameswaran, Susha L. [Uppsala Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Ramos-Sanchez, Saul [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Zavala, Ivonne [Bonn Univ. (Germany). Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics and Physikalisches Inst.
2010-09-15
We study the problem of moduli stabilisation in explicit heterotic orbifold compactifications, whose spectra contain the MSSM plus some vector-like exotics that can be decoupled. Considering all the bulk moduli, we obtain the 4D low energy effective action for the compactification, which has contributions from various, computable, perturbative and non-perturbative effects. Hidden sector gaugino condensation and string worldsheet instantons result in a combination of racetrack, KKLT and cusp-form contributions to the superpotential, which lift all the bulk moduli directions. We point out the properties observed in our concrete models, which tend to be missed when only ''generic'' features of a model are assumed. We search for interesting vacua and find several de Sitter solutions, but so far, they all turn out to be unstable. (orig.)
Temperature and time-dependence of the elastic moduli of Pu and Pu-Ga alloys
Migliori, Albert [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States); Mihut, I. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States)], E-mail: izabela@lanl.gov; Betts, J.B.; Ramos, M.; Mielke, C.; Pantea, C.; Miller, D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States)
2007-10-11
In previous work, on cooling from 300 K to 10 K the elastic moduli for both {alpha}- and {delta}-Pu dropped 30%. This large change may reflect effects of 5f-electron localization. In this work, the elastic moduli at ambient temperature of several Pu-Ga alloys were measured using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS). The strong temperature dependence of the bulk and shear modulus and the temperature independence of Poisson's ratio was confirmed and the upper temperature limit for {alpha}-Pu was extended to 360 K. Measurements of the time dependence of the shear moduli of Pu and Pu-2.36 at.% Ga were determined with high precision as a function of time and temperature. Using a model for time dependence of point defects, we determined the exponential time constant at ambient temperature for such variations. The low temperature results are consistent with Fluss.
Temperature and time-dependence of the elastic moduli of Pu and Pu-Ga alloys
In previous work, on cooling from 300 K to 10 K the elastic moduli for both α- and δ-Pu dropped 30%. This large change may reflect effects of 5f-electron localization. In this work, the elastic moduli at ambient temperature of several Pu-Ga alloys were measured using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS). The strong temperature dependence of the bulk and shear modulus and the temperature independence of Poisson's ratio was confirmed and the upper temperature limit for α-Pu was extended to 360 K. Measurements of the time dependence of the shear moduli of Pu and Pu-2.36 at.% Ga were determined with high precision as a function of time and temperature. Using a model for time dependence of point defects, we determined the exponential time constant at ambient temperature for such variations. The low temperature results are consistent with Fluss
World-sheet instanton superpotentials in heterotic string theory and their moduli dependence
To understand in detail the contribution of a world-sheet instanton to the superpotential in a heterotic string compactification, one has to understand the moduli dependence (bundle and complex structure moduli) of the one-loop determinants from the fluctuations, which accompany the classical exponential contribution (involving Kaehler moduli) when evaluating the world-volume partition function. Here we use techniques to describe geometrically these Pfaffians for spectral bundles over rational base curves in elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau threefolds, and provide a (partially exhaustive) list of cases involving factorising (or vanishing) superpotential. This gives a conceptual explanation and generalisation of the few previously known cases which were obtained just experimentally by a numerical computation.
Probing asthenospheric density, temperature, and elastic moduli below the western United States.
Ito, Takeo; Simons, Mark
2011-05-20
Periodic ocean tides continually provide a cyclic load on Earth's surface, the response to which can be exploited to provide new insights into Earth's interior structure. We used geodetic observations of surface displacements induced by ocean tidal loads to constrain a depth-dependent model for the crust and uppermost mantle that provides independent estimates of density and elastic moduli below the western United States and nearby offshore regions. Our observations require strong gradients in both density and elastic shear moduli at the top and bottom of the asthenosphere but no discrete structural discontinuity at a depth of 220 kilometers. The model indicates that the asthenosphere has a low-density anomaly of ~50 kilograms per cubic meter; a temperature anomaly of ~300°C can simultaneously explain this density anomaly and inferred colocated minima in elastic moduli. PMID:21493821
Heap, M. J.; Baud, P.; Meredith, P. G.; Vinciguerra, S.; Reuschlé, T.
2014-01-01
The accuracy of ground deformation modelling at active volcanoes is a principal requirement in volcanic hazard mitigation. However, the reliability of such models relies on the accuracy of the rock physical property (permeability and elastic moduli) input parameters. Unfortunately, laboratory-derived values on representative rocks are usually rare. To this end we have performed a systematic laboratory study on the influence of pressure and temperature on the permeability and elastic moduli of samples from the two most widespread lithified pyroclastic deposits at the Campi Flegrei volcanic district, Italy. Our data show that the water permeability of Neapolitan Yellow Tuff and a tuff from the Campanian Ignimbrite differ by about 1.5 orders of magnitude. As pressure (depth) increases beyond the critical point for inelastic pore collapse (at an effective pressure of 10-15 MPa, or a depth of about 750 m), permeability and porosity decrease significantly, and ultrasonic wave velocities and dynamic elastic moduli increase significantly. Increasing the thermal stressing temperature increases the permeability and decreases the ultrasonic wave velocities and dynamic elastic moduli of the Neapolitan Yellow Tuff; whereas the tuff from the Campanian Ignimbrite remains unaffected. This difference is due to the presence of thermally unstable zeolites within the Neapolitan Yellow Tuff. For both rocks we also find, under the same pressure conditions, that the dynamic (calculated from ultrasonic wave velocities) and static (calculated from triaxial stress-strain data) elastic moduli differ significantly. The choice of elastic moduli in ground deformation modelling is therefore an important consideration. While we urge that these new laboratory data should be considered in routine ground deformation modelling, we highlight the challenges for ground deformation modelling based on the heterogeneous nature (vertically and laterally) of the rocks that comprise the caldera at Campi
The geometry of the light-cone cell decomposition of moduli space
Garner, David
2015-01-01
The moduli space of Riemann surfaces with at least two punctures can be decomposed into a cell complex by using a particular family of ribbon graphs called Nakamura graphs. We distinguish the moduli space with all punctures labelled from that with a single labelled puncture. In both cases, we describe a cell decomposition where the cells are parametrised by graphs or equivalence classes of finite sequences (tuples) of permutations. Each cell is a convex polytope defined by a system of linear equations and inequalities relating light-cone string parameters, quotiented by the automorphism group of the graph. We give explicit examples of the cell decomposition at low genus with few punctures.
The Determinant Bundle on the Moduli Space of Stable Triples over a Curve
Indranil Biswas; N Raghavendra
2002-08-01
We construct a holomorphic Hermitian line bundle over the moduli space of stable triples of the form (1, 2, ), where 1 and 2 are holomorphic vector bundles over a fixed compact Riemann surface , and : 2 → 1 is a holomorphic vector bundle homomorphism. The curvature of the Chern connection of this holomorphic Hermitian line bundle is computed. The curvature is shown to coincide with a constant scalar multiple of the natural Kähler form on the moduli space. The construction is based on a result of Quillen on the determinant line bundle over the space of Dolbeault operators on a fixed ∞ Hermitian vector bundle over a compact Riemann surface.
Poincaré Polynomial of the Moduli Spaces of Parabolic Bundles
Yogish I Holla
2000-08-01
In this paper we use Weil conjectures (Deligne's theorem) to calculate the Betti numbers of the moduli spaces of semi-stable parabolic bundles on a curve. The quasi parabolic analogue of the Siegel formula, together with the method of Harder-Narasimhan filtration gives us a recursive formula for the Poincaré polynomials of the moduli. We solve the recursive formula by the method of Zagier, to give the Poincaré polynomial in a closed form. We also give explicit tables of Betti numbers in small rank, and genera.
The Picard group of the moduli space of r-Spin Riemann surfaces
Randal-Williams, Oscar
2012-01-01
An r-Spin Riemann surface is a Riemann surface equipped with a choice of rth root of the (co)tangent bundle. We give a careful construction of the moduli space (orbifold) of r-Spin Riemann surfaces, and explain how to establish a Madsen–Weiss theorem for it. This allows us to prove the “Mumford c...... conjecture” for these moduli spaces, but more interestingly allows us to compute their algebraic Picard groups (for g≥10, or g≥9 in the 2-Spin case). We give a complete description of these Picard groups, in terms of explicitly constructed line bundles....
The information metric on the moduli space of instantons with global symmetries
Emanuel Malek
2016-02-01
Full Text Available In this note we revisit Hitchin's prescription [1] of the Fisher metric as a natural measure on the moduli space of instantons that encodes the space–time symmetries of a classical field theory. Motivated by the idea of the moduli space of supersymmetric instantons as an emergent space in the sense of the gauge/gravity duality, we extend the prescription to encode also global symmetries of the underlying theory. We exemplify our construction with the instanton solution of the CPN sigma model on R2.
The homology groups of moduli spaces on non-classical Klein surfaces
We describe the moduli space M-vector±(g,c) of non-classical directed Klein surfaces of genus g=h-c-1 with c≥0 distinguished points as a configuration space B±(h,c) of classes h-slit pairs in C. Based on this model, we prove that M-vector±(g,c) is non-orientable for any g and c and we compute the homology groups of the moduli spaces M-vector±(g,c) for g≤2. (author)
The geometry of the light-cone cell decomposition of moduli space
Garner, David, E-mail: d.p.r.garner@qmul.ac.uk; Ramgoolam, Sanjaye, E-mail: s.ramgoolam@qmul.ac.uk [Centre for Research in String Theory, School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)
2015-11-15
The moduli space of Riemann surfaces with at least two punctures can be decomposed into a cell complex by using a particular family of ribbon graphs called Nakamura graphs. We distinguish the moduli space with all punctures labelled from that with a single labelled puncture. In both cases, we describe a cell decomposition where the cells are parametrised by graphs or equivalence classes of finite sequences (tuples) of permutations. Each cell is a convex polytope defined by a system of linear equations and inequalities relating light-cone string parameters, quotiented by the automorphism group of the graph. We give explicit examples of the cell decomposition at low genus with few punctures.
Impacts of non-geometric moduli on effective theory of 5D supergravity
Sakamura, Yutaka
2013-01-01
5D supergravity generically has non-geometric moduli other than the radion that belong to 5D vector multiplets. We summarize the impacts of such moduli on 4D effective theory of 5D supergravity on S^1/Z_2. We mainly discuss the structure of the effective Kahler potential including the one-loop quantum corrections. As an illustrative example, we construct a model in which the size of the extra dimension is stabilized at an exponentially large value compared to the Planck length, which is similar to the LARGE volume scenario in string theory.
The geometry of the light-cone cell decomposition of moduli space
Garner, David; Ramgoolam, Sanjaye
2015-11-01
The moduli space of Riemann surfaces with at least two punctures can be decomposed into a cell complex by using a particular family of ribbon graphs called Nakamura graphs. We distinguish the moduli space with all punctures labelled from that with a single labelled puncture. In both cases, we describe a cell decomposition where the cells are parametrised by graphs or equivalence classes of finite sequences (tuples) of permutations. Each cell is a convex polytope defined by a system of linear equations and inequalities relating light-cone string parameters, quotiented by the automorphism group of the graph. We give explicit examples of the cell decomposition at low genus with few punctures.
On the moduli space of semi-stable plane sheaves with Hilbert polynomial P(m)=6m+2
Maican, Mario
2011-01-01
We study the Simpson moduli space of semi-stable sheaves on the complex projective plane that have dimension 1, multiplicity 6 and Euler characteristic 2. We describe concretely these sheaves as cokernels of morphisms of locally free sheaves and we stratify the moduli space according to the types of sheaves that occur.