Supersymmetric asymptotic AdS and Lifshitz solutions in Einstein-Weyl and conformal supergravities



We show that there exist supersymmetric Lifshitz vacua in off-shell Einstein- Weyl supergravity, in addition to the BPS AdS4 vacuum. The Lifshitz exponents are determined by the product of the cosmological constant and the coupling of the Weyl- squared term. We then obtain the equations of the supersymmetric solutions that are asymptotic to the AdS or Lifshitz vacua. We obtain many examples of exact solutions as well as numerical ones. We find examples of extremal AdS black branes whose near-horizon geometry is AdS2 × T 2. We also find an extremal Lifshitz black hole with z = −2, whose horizon coincides with the curvature singularity. However the asymptotic Lifshitz solutions are in general smooth wormholes. In conformal supergravity, we find intriguing examples of non-extremal “BPS” AdS and Lifshitz black holes whose local Killing spinor is divergent on the horizon. We show that all the supersymmetric asymptotic AdS and Lifshitz solutions have the vanishing Noether charge associated with some scaling symmetry. We also study the integrability condition of the Killing spinor equation and the supersymmetric invariance of the action. Finally we show that the only spherically-symmetric BPS solution is the AdS vacuum.


Classical Theories of Gravity Supergravity Models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of PhysicsKorea Institute for Advanced StudySeoulKorea

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