Fixing the dilaton with asymptotically-expensive physics?

C. P. Burgess, A. De La Macorra, I. Maksymyk, F. Quevedo

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We propose a general mechanism for stabilizing the dilaton against runaway to weak coupling. The method is based on features of the effective superpotential which arise for supersymmetric gauge theories which are not asymptotically free. Consideration of the 2PI effective action for bilinear operators of matter and gauge superfields allows one to overcome the obstacles to constructing a nonvanishing superpotential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-187
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number2-4
StatePublished - Oct 2 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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