We elucidate the interplay between gauge and supersymmetry anomalies in six-dimensional N = 1 supergravity with generalized couplings between tensor and vector multiplets. We derive the structure of the five-dimensional supergravity resulting from the SI reduction of these models and give the constraints on Chem-Simons couplings that follow from duality to M-theory compactified on a Calabi-Yau threefold. The duality is supported only on a restricted class of Calabi-Yau threefolds and requires a special type of intersection form. We derive five-dimensional central-charge formulas and briefly discuss the associated phase transitions. Finally, we exhibit connections with F-theory compactifications on Calabi-Yau manifolds that admit elliptic fibrations. This analysis suggests that F-theory unifies type-IIb three-branes and M-theory five-branes.
|Titolo:||Low-Energy Analysis of M and F Theories on Calabi-Yau Threefolds (TOPCITE: 104 citazioni su INSPIRE HEP)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1996|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|