Pin(d, d) covariance of pure spinor equations for supersymmetric vacua and non-Abelian T-duality

Catal-Ozer A., Dirioz E.

JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, vol.2021, no.12, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2021 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep12(2021)071
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, INSPEC, zbMATH, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: String Duality, Superstring Vacua, Flux compactifications, BACKGROUNDS
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In a supersymmetric compactification of Type II supergravity, preservation of N = 1 supersymmetry in four dimensions requires that the structure group of the generalized tangent bundle TM circle plus T* M of the six dimensional internal manifold M is reduced from SO(6, 6) to SU(3)xSU(3). This topological condition on the internal manifold implies existence of two globally defined compatible pure spinors Phi(1) and Phi(2) of non-vanishing norm. Furthermore, these pure spinors should satisfy certain first order differential equations. In this paper, we show that non-Abelian T-duality (NATD) is a solution generating transformation for these pure spinor equations. We first show that the pure spinor equations are covariant under Pin( d, d) transformations. Then, we use the fact NATD is generated by a coordinate dependent Pin( d, d) transformation. The key point is that the flux produced by this transformation is the same as the geometric flux associated with the isometry group, with respect to which one implements NATD. We demonstrate our method by studying NATD of certain solutions of Type IIB supergravity with SU(2) isometry and SU(3) structure.