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Supersymmetric vacua in N=2 supergravity

Abstract : We use the embedding tensor formalism to analyse maximally symmetric backgrounds of N=2 gauged supergravities which have the full N=2 supersymmetry. We state the condition for N=2 vacua and discuss some of their general properties. We show that if the gauged isometries leave the SU(2) R-symmetry invariant, then the N=2 vacuum must be Minkowski. This implies that there are no AdS backgrounds with eight unbroken supercharges in the effective N=2 supergravity of six-dimensional SU(3) x SU(3) structure compactifications of type II string theory and M-theory. Combined with previous results on N=1 vacua, we show that there exist N=2 supergravities with a given set of gauged Abelian isometries that have both N=2 and N=1 vacua. We also argue that an analogue of our analysis holds in five and six spacetime dimensions.
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Jan Louis, Paul Smyth, Hagen Triendl. Supersymmetric vacua in N=2 supergravity. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2012, 08, pp.39. ⟨10.1007/JHEP08(2012)039⟩. ⟨cea-00825605⟩

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