# Towards a Dark Sector Model from String Theory

Heliudson Bernardo, Robert Brandenberger, Jürg Fröhlich

Heliudson Bernardo, Robert Brandenberger, Jürg Fröhlich

**9/2/22**Published in : arXiv:2201.04668

An embedding of a unified dark sector model into string theory with the following features is proposed: The model-independent axion descending from the Kalb-Ramond 2-form field is identified with the dark-matter field, and the real part of a Kähler modulus field -- the ``radius'' of one of the extra spatial dimensions -- accounts for dark energy. The expectation value of the dilaton field is stabilized by a gaugino condensation mechanism. A dark-energy potential corresponding to a realistic low energy scale results from some gentle tuning of the stabilized expectation value of the dilaton. The resulting potential reproduces the one in a previous dark-sector model proposed by two of us.