Domain-wall supergravities from sphere reduction Academic Article uri icon


  • Kaluza-Klein sphere reductions of supergravities that admit AdSxSphere vacuum solutions are believed to be consistent. The examples include the S4 and S7 reductions of eleven-dimensional supergravity, and the S5 reduction of ten-dimensional type IIB supergravity. In this paper we provide evidence that sphere reductions of supergravities that admit instead Domain-wallxSphere vacuum solutions are also consistent, where the background can be viewed as the near-horizon structure of a dilatonic p-brane of the theory. The resulting lower-dimensional theory is a gauged supergravity that admits a domain wall, rather than AdS, as a vacuum solution. We illustrate this consistency by taking the singular limits of certain modulus parameters, for which the original Sn compactifying spheres (n = 4, 5 or 7) become Sp Rq, with p = n - q < n. The consistency of the S4, S7 and S5 reductions then implies the consistency of the Sp reductions of the lower-dimensional supergravities. In particular, we obtain explicit non-linear anstze for the S3 reduction of type IIA and heterotic supergravities, restricting to the U(1)2 subgroup of the SO(4) gauge group of S3. We also study the black-hole solutions in the lower-dimensional gauged supergravities with domain-wall backgrounds. We find new domain-wall black holes which are not the singular-modulus limits of the AdS black holes of the original theories, and we obtain their Killing spinors. 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Cvetic, M., Liu, J. T., Lu, H., & Pope, C. N.

citation count

  • 23

publication date

  • November 1999