Non-supersymmetric attractor flow in symmetric spaces

Davide Gaiotto, Wei Li, Megha Padi

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We derive extremal black hole solutions for a variety of four dimensional models which, after Kaluza-Klein reduction, admit a description in terms of 3D gravity coupled to a sigma model with symmetric target space. The solutions are in correspondence with certain nilpotent generators of the isometry group. In particular, we provide the exact solution for a non-BPS black hole with generic charges and asymptotic moduli in = 2 supergravity coupled to one vector multiplet. Multi-centered solutions can also be generated with this technique. It is shown that the non-supersymmetric solutions lack the intricate moduli space of bound configurations that are typical of the supersymmetric case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number093
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Black holes in string theory
  • D-branes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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