Fortschritte der Physik

Cover image for Vol. 58 Issue 10

October 2010

Volume 58, Issue 10

Pages 911–1019

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    1. Cover Picture: Fortschritte der Physik 10 / 2010

      Version of Record online: 7 SEP 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/prop.201090004

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      The cover page of 2010 shows an abstract picture of the so-called string landscape. It is known for some time that, although string theory seems to be unique in ten or eleven space-time dimensions, a vast number of solutions pops out upon compactification to lower dimensions, in particular to fours space-time dimensions.

  2. Contents

    1. Top of page
    2. Cover Picture
    3. Contents
    4. Original Paper
  3. Original Paper

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    1. Type IIB orientifolds, D-brane instantons and the LARGE volume scenario (pages 913–1019)

      E. Plauschinn

      Version of Record online: 7 SEP 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/prop.200900109

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      This review article is concerned with three topics important for the construction of four-dimensional models of particle physics in the context of type II String Theories. The first of the three topics deals with the tadpole cancellation conditions and the cancellation of chiral anomalies for type IIB orientifolds with orientifold three- and seven-planes. The second topic is related to non-perturbative effects originating from D-brane instantons. In particular, in the presence of a realistic particle physics sector, a chiral zero mode constraint for contribution of instantons to the superpotential arises. The third topic is about moduli stabilisation in type IIB string compactifications. Two scenarios, the KKLT and Large Volume Scenario, are reviewed and a model for the latter scenario with the chiral zero-mode constraint taken into account is presented.

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