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Creating synthetic hadrons

  1. Dec 21, 2011 #1
    My son asked me a question I could not answer the other day (sorry I'm a biophysicist). Physicists have created synthetic elements by combining sufficient protons and neutron into a nucleus. Has anyone ever created a synthetic hadron by combining quarks? Is that even at all possible?

    My guess was no since it would require an inordinate amount of energy.
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  3. Dec 21, 2011 #2


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    Since quarks can't be set free from the hadrons, they can't be used to make combinations. Hadrons of various sorts are created by banging other hadrons together at high speed.
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