I've been studying Bagger & Giannakis paper on the SuperHiggs Mechanism found here.

The paper shows how SUSY is broken by a $B_{\mu\nu}$ gauge field background restricted to $T^3$ in $M^7\times T^3$ Compactification of the heterotic string.

My question is, have these results been generalised to different Backgrounds and/or Compactifications (Perhaps even Calabi Yau 3-folds)?

So far my search has shown up no results, any pointers in the right direction are greatly appreciated, Thanks!

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    $\begingroup$ Please don't link to the PDF (or at least not exclusively): the abstract would be much more helpful. Thanks. In this case, the abstract to the paper is arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0502107v1 $\endgroup$ Sep 15, 2011 at 10:51
  • $\begingroup$ While we are at the topic, please link to arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0502107 without version number (v1). That way we automatically get the latest version. $\endgroup$
    – Qmechanic
    Dec 10, 2012 at 14:06

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After more search I have come to the (perhaps premature) conclusion that these results have not yet been generalised.

Ioannis Giannakis seems to be one of the leading researchers on this subject. His publication list however does not indicate any further research into the SuperHiggs mechanism.

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(I will keep this Question open for now, in case I missed something/Someone else finds something)

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    $\begingroup$ It seems a very interesting question. I was hoping someone would be able to give you a definitive answer. $\endgroup$ Sep 16, 2011 at 9:00
  • $\begingroup$ As I'm currently searching for a nice area to do research in, I was more or less hoping this sort of outcome :) $\endgroup$
    – Michael
    Sep 16, 2011 at 10:53

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