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Title: Applications of brane configurations
Author: Hung, L.-Y.
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 2009
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Chapter 3 reviews anomalies in field theories and the anomaly inflow mechanism in space-filling intersecting brane configurations. We review and discuss dynamics at the intersection domain of the I1 system (whose intersection domain is (1 + 1)-dimensional). We also present a supergravity solution of intersecting D7-branes over (5 + 1) dimensions i.e. the I5 system, and discuss their connections to the conifold in F-theory. Chapter 4 is concerned with the study of entropies of small black holes in IIB string theory, in the presence of higher derivative corrections. In chapter 5 we study D-brane inflation in the warped throat, where a D3-brane open-string modulus plays the role of the inflation. We review the computation of non-perturbative corrections to the inflation potential from holomorphically-embedded stacks of D7-branes, and derive explicit expressions for the case of two non-intersecting sets of Kuperstein embedded D7’s. We present explicit models that satisfies angular stability, and demonstrate how models with an inflation scale exceeding that of SUSY breaking are constructed.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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