Geometry of all supersymmetric four-dimensional N=1 supergravity backgrounds

U Gran, J Gutowski, G Papadopoulos

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We solve the Killing spinor equations of N = 1 supergravity, with four supercharges, coupled to any number of vector and scalar multiplets in all cases. We find that backgrounds with N = 1 supersymmetry admit a null, integrable, Killing vector field. There are two classes of N = 2 backgrounds. The spacetime in the first class admits a parallel null vector field and so it is a pp-wave. The spacetime of the other class admits three Killing vector fields, and a vector field that commutes with the three Killing directions. These backgrounds are of cohomogeneity one with homogenous sections either R-2,R-1 or AdS(3) and have an interpretation as domain walls. The N = 3 backgrounds are locally maximally supersymmetric. There are N = 3 backgrounds which arise as discrete identifications of maximally supersymmetric ones. The maximally supersymmetric backgrounds are locally isometric to either R-3,R-1 or AdS(4)
Original languageEnglish
Article number102
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008

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