PS11 String Theory and Extra Dimensions
D-branes, SUSY breaking, and moduli stabilization
CERN Theory Division, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
Accepted: 22 November 2003
Published online: 8 April 2004
This is a brief introduction to the orientifold constructions leading to chiral models with partial (or complete) SUSY breaking at zero vacuum energy. The basic ingredients are D-branes and flux configurations that freeze the moduli vacuum expectation values and thus stabilize the size and shape of the compact dimensions.
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