## Abstract

We explicitly construct and study the statistics of flux vacua for type-IIB string theory on an orientifold of the Calabi-Yau hypersurface ℙ_{[1,1,2,2,6]}^{4} parametrised by two relevant complex structure moduli. We solve for these moduli and the dilaton field in terms of the set of integers defining the 3-form fluxes and examine the distribution of vacua. We compare our numerical results with the predictions of the Ashok-Douglas density det(-R - ω), finding good overall agreement in different regions of moduli space. The number of vacua are found to scale with the distance in flux space. Vacua cluster in the region close to the conifold singularity. Large supersymmetry breaking is more generic but supersymmetric and hierarchical supersymmetry breaking vacua can also be obtained. In particular, the small superpotentials and large dilaton VEVs needed to obtain de Sitter space in a controllable approximation are possible but not generic. We argue that in a general flux compactification, the rank of the gauge group coming from D3 branes could be statistically preferred to be very small. → SISSA/ISAS 2004.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 863-885 |

Number of pages | 23 |

Journal | Journal of High Energy Physics |

Volume | 8 |

Issue number | 10 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Oct 1 2004 |

## Keywords

- Superstring Vacua
- Superstrings and Heterotic Strings

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics