Aspinwall, PS; Plesser, MR, *Decompactifications and massless D-branes in hybrid models*,
Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2010 no. 7
(2010),
pp. 078 [0909.0252v1], [doi] .
**Abstract:**

*A method of determining the mass spectrum of BPS D-branes in any phase limit of a gauged linear sigma model is introduced. A ring associated to monodromy is defined and one considers K-theory to be a module over this ring. A simple but interesting class of hybrid models with Landau-Ginzburg fibres over ℙ n are analyzed using special Kähler geometry and D-brane probes. In some cases the hybrid limit is an infinite distance in moduli space and corresponds to a decompactification. In other cases the hybrid limit is at a finite distance and acquires massless D-branes. An example studied appears to correspond to a novel theory of supergravity with an SU(2) gauge symmetry where the gauge and gravitational couplings are necessarily tied to each other. © SISSA 2010.*