On SUSY-breaking moduli spaces of AdS7 vacua and 6D SCFTs

  • Daniel JunghansEmail author
  • Marco Zagermann
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We study supersymmetric AdS7 vacua of massive type IIA string theory, which were argued to describe the near-horizon limit of NS5/D6/D8-brane intersections and to be holographically dual to 6D (1,0) theories. We show, for the case without D8-brane charges, that such vacua do not admit any supersymmetry-breaking deformations. Our result implies that the dual (1, 0) theories do not have a conformal manifold, thus extending previously known results for supersymmetric deformations. It is also in line with the recent conjecture that non-supersymmetric AdS vacua are in the swampland.


AdS-CFT Correspondence Flux compactifications Gauge-gravity correspondence Superstring Vacua 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikRuprecht-Karls-Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Fachbereich Physik der Universität HamburgHamburgGermany

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