Metastable vacua in perturbed Seiberg-Witten theories

Hirosi Ooguri, Yutaka Ookouchi, Chang Soon Park

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We show that, for a generic choice of a point on the Coulomb branch of any N = 2 supersymmetric gauge theory, it is possible to find a superpotential perturbation which generates a metastable vacuum at the point. For theories with SU(N) gauge group, such a superpotential can be expressed as a sum of single-trace terms for N = 2 and 3. If the metastable point is chosen at the origin of the moduli space, we can show that the superpotential can be a single-trace operator for any N. In both cases, the superpotential is a polynomial of degree 3N of the vector multiplet scalar field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-427
Number of pages23
JournalAdvances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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