A three-generation Calabi-Yau manifold with small Hodge numbers

Braun, Volker, Candelas, Philip and Davies, R. (2009) A three-generation Calabi-Yau manifold with small Hodge numbers. Fortschritte der Physik, 58 (4-5). pp. 467-502. ISSN 00158208

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We present a complete intersection Calabi-Yau manifold Y that has Euler number −72 and which admits free actions by two groups of automorphisms of order 12. These are the cyclic group Z_12 and the non-Abelian dicyclic group Dic_3 . The quotient manifolds have χ = −6 and Hodge numbers (h^11 , h^21 ) = (1, 4). With the standard embedding of the spin connection in the gauge group, Y gives rise to an E_6 gauge theory with 3 chiral generations of particles. The gauge group may be broken further by means of the Hosotani mechanism combined with continuous deformation of the background gauge field. For the non-Abelian quotient we obtain a model with 3 generations with the gauge group broken to that of the standard model. Moreover there is a limit in which the quotients develop 3 conifold points. These singularities may be resolved simultaneously to give another manifold with (h^11 , h^21 ) = (2, 2) that lies right at the tip of the distribution of Calabi–Yau manifolds. This strongly suggests that there is a heterotic vacuum for this manifold that derives from the 3 generation model on the quotient of Y . The manifold Y may also be realised as a hypersurface in the toric variety. The symmetry group does not act torically, nevertheless we are able to identify the mirror of the quotient manifold by adapting the construction of Batyrev.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Theoretical Physics > Preprints
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 19:19
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 20:52
Identification Number: DIAS-STP-09-09
URI: https://dair.dias.ie/id/eprint/243

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