The problem of the stabilization of the dilaton in string theories
Abstract
The crucial problem of how the dilaton field is stabilized at a phenomenologically acceptable value in string theories remains essentially unsolved. We show that the usual scenario of assuming that the dilaton is fixed by the (SUSY breaking) dynamics of just the dilaton itself (dilaton dominance scenario) is inconsistent unless the Kähler potential receives very important perturbative or nonperturbative contributions. Then, the usual predictions about soft breaking terms are lost, but still is possible to derive modelindependent predictions for them.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics B Proceedings Supplements
 Pub Date:
 January 1997
 DOI:
 10.1016/S09205632(96)005798
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9608010
 Bibcode:
 1997NuPhS..52..289C
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory;
 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology
 EPrint:
 7 pages, LaTeX. Talk given at SUSY96, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, May 29  June 1, 1996