The Effective action of type II Calabi-Yau orientifolds

  title={The Effective action of type II Calabi-Yau orientifolds},
  author={Thomas W. Grimm},
This article first reviews the calculation of the N = 1 effective action for generic type IIA and type IIB Calabi-Yau orientifolds in the presence of background fluxes by using a Kaluza-Klein reduction. The Kähler potential, the gauge kinetic functions and the flux-induced superpotential are determined in terms of geometrical data of the Calabi-Yau orientifold and the background fluxes. As a new result, it is shown that the chiral description directly relates to Hitchin’s generalized geometry… CONTINUE READING


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