Spontaneous compactification of D = 10 Maxwell-Einstein theory leads to SU(3) × SU(2) × U(1) gauge symmetry

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Abstract

Solutions of ten-dimensional Maxwell-Einstein theory and a bosonic part of N = 2, D = 10 supergravity theory are examined. It is shown that there is a solution for which six-dimensional internal space is compactified into CP2 × S2. The gauge symmetry of the effective four-dimensional theory is SU(3) × SU(2) × U(1). The introduction of fermions is also considered. The requirement of consistency in introducing a spinc structure on CP2 results in a U(1) charge quantization condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-192
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume129
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983 Sep 22
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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