Towards a systematic construction of realistic D-brane models on a del Pezzo singularity

Matthew J. Dolan, Sven Krippendorf, Fernando Quevedo

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A systematic approach is followed in order to identify realistic D-brane models at toric del Pezzo singularities. Requiring quark and lepton spectrum and Yukawas from D3 branes and massless hypercharge, we are led to Pati-Salam extensions of the Standard Model. Hierarchies of masses, flavour mixings and control of couplings select higher order del Pezzo singularities, minimising the Higgs sector prefers toric del Pezzos with dP3 providing the most successful compromise. Then a supersymmetric local string model is presented with the following properties at low energies: (i) the MSSM spectrum plus a local B?L gauge field or additional Higgs fields depending on the breaking pattern, (ii) a realistic hierarchy of quark and lepton masses and (iii) realistic flavour mixing between quark and lepton families with computable CKM and PMNS matrices, and CP violation consistent with observations. In this construction, kinetic terms are diagonal and under calculational control suppressing standard FCNC contributions. Proton decay operators of dimension 4, 5, 6 are suppressed, and gauge couplings can unify depending on the breaking scales from string scales at energies in the range 1012-10 16 GeV, consistent with TeV soft-masses from moduli mediated supersymmetry breaking. The GUT scale model corresponds to D3 branes at dP 3 with two copies of the Pati-Salam gauge symmetry SU(4)×SU(2)R×SU(2)L. D-brane instantons generate a non-vanishing ?-term. Right handed sneutrinos can break the B ? L symmetry and induce a see-saw mechanism of neutrino masses and R-parity violating operators with observable low-energy implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number024
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2011


  • Strings and branes phenomenology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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