# (26.06.) Circling the Square: Deforming fractional D-branes in Type II/ΩR orientifolds

Michael Blaszczyk (Mainz U.)

26.06.2014 at 16:15

We study complex structure deformations of special Lagrangian cycles associated to fractional D-branes at 2 singularities in Type II/ΩR orientifold ℤ models. By means of solving hypersurface constraints, we show how to compute the volumes of the most simple D-brane configurations. These volumes are given as a function of the deformation parameters depending on the D-brane position relative to the smoothed out singularity. We observe which cycles keep the special Lagrangian property in various deformation scenarios and what orientifold involutions are allowed. As expected, the volume and thus the tree level value of the gauge coupling hardly change for D-branes not wrapping the exceptional cycle on the deformed singularity, whereas the volume of D-branes passing through the singularity depends on the deformation parameter by some power law.

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