Resolved Calabi-Yau cones and flows from L-abc superconformal field theories Academic Article uri icon


  • We discuss D3-branes on cohomogeneity-three resolved Calabi-Yau cones over La b c spaces, for which a 2-cycle or 4-cycle has been blown up. In terms of the dual quiver gauge theory, this corresponds to motion along the non-mesonic, or baryonic, directions in the moduli space of vacua. In particular, a dimension-two and/or dimension-six scalar operator gets a vacuum expectation value. These resolved cones support various harmonic (2, 1)-forms which reduce the ranks of some of the gauge groups either by a Seiberg duality cascade or by Higgsing. We also discuss higher-dimensional resolved Calabi-Yau cones. In particular, we obtain square-integrable (2, 2)-forms for eight-dimensional cohomogeneity-four Calabi-Yau metrics.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, W., Cvetic, M., Lu, H., Pope, C. N., & Vdzquez-Poritz, J. F.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • November 2007