Braneworld localisation in hyperbolic spacetime Academic Article uri icon


  • 2014, The Author(s). We present a construction employing a type IIA supergravity and 3-form flux background together with an NS5-brane that localises massless gravity near the 5-brane worldvolume. The nonsingular underlying type IIA solution is a lift to 10D of the vacuum solution of the 6D Salam-Sezgin model and has a hyperbolic H(2,2)S1structure in the lifting dimensions. A fully back-reacted solution including the NS5-brane is constructed by recognising the 10D Salam-Sezgin vacuum solution as a brane resolved through transgression. The background hyperbolic structure plays a key rle in generating a mass gap in the spectrum of the transverse-space wave operator, which gives rise to the localisation of gravity on the 6D NS5-brane worldvolume, or, equally, in a further compactification to 4D. Also key to the successful localisation of gravity is the specific form of the corresponding transverse wavefunction Schrdinger problem, which asymptotically involves a V = 1/(42) potential, where is the transverse-space radius, and for which the NS5-brane source gives rise to a specific choice of self-adjoint extension for the transverse wave operator. The corresponding boundary condition as 0 ensures the masslessness of gravity in the effective braneworld theory. Above the mass gap, there is a continuum of massive states which give rise to small corrections to Newtons law.

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altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Crampton, B., Pope, C. N., & Stelle, K. S.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Crampton, B||Pope, CN||Stelle, KS

publication date

  • December 2014