On de Sitter string vacua from anti-d3-branes in the large volume scenario

Chiara Crinò, Fernando Quevedo, Roberto Valandro

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We consider de Sitter vacua realised in concrete type IIB Calabi-Yau compactifications with an anti D3-brane at the tip of a warped throat of Klebanov-Strassler type. The Kähler moduli are stabilised together with the complex structure modulus of the warped throat. The volume is exponentially large as in the large volume scenario (LVS). We analyse the conditions on the parameters of the EFT such that they are in the region of validity of our approximations, there are no runaway problems and the vacua satisfy all consistency constraints, such as tadpole cancellation. We illustrate our results with an explicit Calabi-Yau orientifold with two Kähler moduli and one antibrane on top of an O3-plane in a warped throat, that has the goldstino as its only massless state. The moduli are stabilised with gs∼ 0.2 and volume V∼ 104 in string units, justifying the approximation used to derive the corresponding EFT. Although the model lacks chiral matter, it is presented as a proof of concept, chosen to be the simplest realisation of antibrane uplift.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number258
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • D-branes
  • Flux compactifications
  • Superstring Vacua

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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