Choices of spinor inner products on M-theory backgrounds

Ertem U., Suetemen O., Acik Ö., Catalkaya A.

NUCLEAR PHYSICS B, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2020.115248
  • Journal Name: NUCLEAR PHYSICS B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Chemical Abstracts Core, INSPEC, zbMATH, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


M-theory backgrounds in the form of unwarped compactifications with or without fluxes are considered. We construct the bilinear forms of supergravity Killing spinors for different choices of spinor inner products on these backgrounds. The equations satisfied by the bilinear forms and their decompositions into product manifolds are obtained for different inner product choices in the special case for which the spinors factorize. It is found that the AdS solutions can only appear for some special choices of spinor inner products on product manifolds. The reduction of bilinears of supergravity Killing spinors into the hidden symmetries of product manifolds which are Killing-Yano and closed conformal Killing-Yano forms for AdS solutions is shown. These hidden symmetries are lifted to eleven-dimensional backgrounds to find the hidden symmetries on them. The relation between the choices of spinor inner products, AdS solutions and hidden symmetries on M-theory backgrounds are investigated. (C) 2020 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.