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  SuperHiggs Mechanism on different Backgrounds & Compactifications

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I've been studying Bagger & Giannakis paper on the SuperHiggs Mechanism found here.

The paper shows how SUSY is broken by a $B_{\mu\nu}$ gauge field background restricted to $T^3$ in $M^7\times T^3$ Compactification of the heterotic string.

My question is, have these results been generalised to different Backgrounds and/or Compactifications (Perhaps even Calabi Yau 3-folds)?

So far my search has shown up no results, any pointers in the right direction are greatly appreciated, Thanks!

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asked Sep 15, 2011 in Theoretical Physics by Michael Kissner (230 points) [ no revision ]
Please don't link to the PDF (or at least not exclusively): the abstract would be much more helpful. Thanks. In this case, the abstract to the paper is http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0502107v1

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Ahhh, thanks! Just changed it

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After more search I have come to the (perhaps premature) conclusion that these results have not yet been generalised.

Ioannis Giannakis seems to be one of the leading researchers on this subject. His publication list however does not indicate any further research into the SuperHiggs mechanism.

Related Articles are:

(I will keep this Question open for now, in case I missed something/Someone else finds something)

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answered Sep 16, 2011 by Michael Kissner (230 points) [ no revision ]
It seems a very interesting question. I was hoping someone would be able to give you a definitive answer.

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As I'm currently searching for a nice area to do research in, I was more or less hoping this sort of outcome :)

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