Domain walls, black holes, and supersymmetric quantum mechanics
Abstract
Supersymmetric solutions, such as BPS domain walls or black holes, in four and fivedimensional supergravity theories with eight supercharges can be described by effective quantum mechanics with a potential term. We show how properties of the latter theory can help us to learn about the physics of supersymmetric vacua and BPS solutions in these supergravity theories. The general approach is illustrated in a number of specific examples where scalar fields of matter multiplets take values in symmetric coset spaces.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics B
 Pub Date:
 May 2001
 DOI:
 10.1016/S05503213(01)000529
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/0101119
 Bibcode:
 2001NuPhB.601...49B
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 35 pages, added references and corrections, version to appear in NPB