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Old Jul 10th 2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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For more mature state of quantum fields years after, is it possible for human beings able to control those small quarks?
Why or why not?

If we are able to do this, could we make our combinations ourselves?
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Old Jul 11th 2008, 05:24 AM   #2
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For more mature state of quantum fields years after, is it possible for human beings able to control those small quarks?
Why or why not?

If we are able to do this, could we make our combinations ourselves?
I am not sure of what you are asking. If you are asking can we make new combinations of quarks, the answer is yes and no. As far as two and three quark combinations are concerned supposedly all of them can be constructed, and many of them already have been. The particle data book gives a list of the ones that have so far been discovered along with their measured properties.

In addition there are likely other bound states of five or six quarks. There is some speculation (see the particle data book) if at least some of these have been found.

If your question is along the lines of us controlling individual quarks, then I find the idea very doubtful. We cannot currently detect individual quarks, and if the theories of quark confinement have any basis (and there is a fair amount of experimental evidence that they do) then individual quarks will never be able to be observed, much less manipulated.

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