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Taxonomy of brane gravity localisations

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Title: Taxonomy of brane gravity localisations
Authors: Erickson, CW
Leung, R
Stelle, KS
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Generating an effective theory of lower-dimensional gravity on a submanifold within an original higher-dimensional theory can be achieved even if the reduction space is non-compact. Localisation of gravity on such a lower-dimensional worldvolume can be interpreted in a number of ways. The first scenario, Type I, requires a mathematically consistent Kaluza-Klein style truncation down to a theory in the lower dimension, in which case solutions purely within that reduced theory exist. However, that situation is not a genuine localisation of gravity because all such solutions have higher-dimensional source extensions according to the Kaluza-Klein ansatz. Also, there is no meaningful notion of Newton’s constant for such Type I constructions. Types II and III admit coupling to genuinely localised sources in the higher-dimensional theory, with corresponding solutions involving full sets of higher-dimensional modes. Type II puts no specific boundary conditions near the worldvolume aside from regularity away from sources. In a case where the wave equation separated in the non-compact space transverse to the worldvolume admits a normalisable zero mode, the Type III scenario requires boundary conditions near the worldvolume that permit the inclusion of that zero mode in mode expansions for gravitational wave fluctuations or potentials. In such a case, an effective theory of lower-dimensional gravity can emerge at sufficiently large worldvolume distance scales. This taxonomy of brane gravity localisations is developed in detail for linearised perturbations about a background incorporating the vacuum solution of Salam-Sezgin theory when embedded into ten-dimensional supergravity with a hyperbolic non-compact transverse space. Interpretations of the Newton constant for the corresponding Type III localisation are then analysed.
Issue Date: 24-Jan-2022
Date of Acceptance: 20-Dec-2021
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/94833
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2022)130
ISSN: 1029-8479
Publisher: Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Start Page: 1
End Page: 63
Journal / Book Title: The Journal of High Energy Physics
Volume: 2022
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © The Authors. Open Access . This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
Keywords: Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Physics, Particles & Fields
Field Theories in Higher Dimensions
Supersymmetric Effective Theories
Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Physics, Particles & Fields
Field Theories in Higher Dimensions
Supersymmetric Effective Theories
0105 Mathematical Physics
0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
0206 Quantum Physics
Nuclear & Particles Physics
Publication Status: Published
Article Number: ARTN 130
Online Publication Date: 2022-01-24
Appears in Collections:Physics
Theoretical Physics
Faculty of Natural Sciences

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