Flux compactifications in Einstein-Born-Infeld theories

Handhika Satrio Ramadhan, Brian A. Cahyo, Muhammad Iqbal

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Abstract

We investigate the flux compactification mechanism in simple toy models of Einstein-Born-Infeld theories. These are the direct generalizations of the Einstein-Maxwell flux compactifications that recently gained fame as a toy model for tunneling in the landscape. Our investigation reveals that the Born-Infeld form does not significantly modify the qualitative result of the Einstein-Maxwell theory. For the case of Einstein-Higgs theory, however, we found that the effect of Born-Infeld nonlinearity is to render all q>1 extradimensional compactification unstable against semiclassical tunneling to nothing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024021
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume92
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2015

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