Low energy effective theory on a regularized brane in 6D gauged chiral supergravity

Frederico Arroja, T. Kobayashi, Kazuya Koyama, T. Shiromizu

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We derive the low energy effective theory on a brane in six-dimensional chiral supergravity. The conical 3-brane singularities are resolved by introducing cylindrical 4-branes of co-dimension 1 whose interiors are capped by a regular spacetime. The effective theory is described by the Brans–Dicke (BD) theory with the BD parameter given by ωBD = 1/2. The BD field originates from a modulus which is associated with the scaling symmetry of the system. If the dilaton potentials on the branes preserve the scaling symmetry, the scalar field has an exponential potential in the Einstein frame. We show that the time dependent solutions driven by the modulus in the four-dimensional effective theory can be lifted up to the six-dimensional exact solutions found in the literature. On the basis of the effective theory, we discuss a possible way to stabilize the modulus to recover standard cosmology and also study the implication for the cosmological constant problem
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)006-006
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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