I read recently, that by separating two quarks, once a high enough energy has been introduced, new quark pairs will form. This sounds to me like a meson, being turned into two mesons. I don't know how clear I am on this, but I was wondering... Is the same true for Baryons. If we magically pull out quarks from protons, neutrons, Is new baryonic matter created somehow?? I am specifically wondering if the separation of quarks could possibly create new hydrogen, therefore introducing new stable matter into the universe as a direct result of energy input. I realize this is highly unlikely, but I am wondering if conservation of baryon number, or something else, forbids this. Thanks!!