Naked singularity and Gauss-Bonnet term in brane world scenarios

Ian Low*, A. Zee

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We add a Gauss-Bonnet term to the Einstein-Hilbert action and study the recent proposal to solve the cosmological constant problem. We also consider the possibility of adding a dilaton potential to the action. In the absence of supersymmetry, we obtain first order Bogomol'nyi equation as a solution-generating method in our scenario. When the coefficient of the Gauss-Bonnet term is positive, the dilaton potential is bounded below. Assuming a simple double-well potential, we find the dilaton field to be a kink in the fifth dimension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-404
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Oct 2 2000


  • 04.50.+h
  • 11.10.Kk
  • 12.60.-i
  • Extra dimension
  • Gauss-Bonnet
  • Naked singularity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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