According to my understanding, the dark energy is something that permeates space. The space in between the quantum particles (say like space between a nucleus and electrons, going even more deeper, I find the space between the quarks as well) and also the space that is pushing the galaxies apart.
The amount of dark energy is crucial for a universe to get created in first place. Now I see that when one breaks open a proton one can find a odd number (3, 5, 7...) of quarks contained within a proton. When one tries to create a vacuum, after taking out all of the air out we still remain with a fluctuation field called the Gluons fluctuating field. But a really true vacuum can be created by a quark and an anti-quark interaction. The place where the quark and anti-quark interact form a flux tube. And this flux tubes contains nothing but a real, true vacuum.
So my question is that I think these flux tubes are dark energy? And do the gluons fluctuating field exists everywhere like the Higgs field?