Moduli flow and non-supersymmetric AdS attractors

Dumitru Astefanesei, Horatiu Nastase, Hossein Yavartanoo, Sangheon Yun

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We investigate the attractor mechanism in gauged supergravity in the presence of higher derivative terms. In particular, we discuss the attractor behavior of static black hole horizons in anti-de Sitter spacetime by using the effective potential approach as well as Sen's entropy function formalism. We use the holographic techniques to interpret the moduli flow as an RG flow towards the IR attractor horizon. We find that the holographic c-function obeys the expected properties and point out some subtleties in understanding attractors in AdS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number074
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • AdS-CFT correspondence
  • Black holes in string theory


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