We characterize unimodular solvable Lie algebras with Vaisman structures in terms of Kahler flat Lie algebras equipped with a suitable derivation. Using this characterization we obtain algebraic restrictions for the existence of Vaisman structures and we establish some relations with other geometric notions, such as Sasakian, coKahler and left-symmetric algebra structures. Applying these results we construct families of Lie algebras and Lie groups admitting a Vaisman structure and we show the existence of lattices in some of these families, obtaining in this way many examples of new solvmanifolds equipped with invariant Vaisman structures.
- Locally conformally kähler structure
- Solvable lie group
- Vaisman structure