Exploring the Possibility of Quarks as Transistors

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TL;DR Summary
Would it be possible to make quark Transistors to accelerate Moore's law?
Instead of electron transistors why not go smaller particles like quarks?

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Metals have plenty of free electrons that we use for electronics today.
Where is there a pool of free quarks that we might be able to control, which will not react with each other or their container?
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Confinement would demand very very small circuits.......
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There is another form of confinement that will be a bit of a problem.
Wikipedia says; "Owing to a phenomenon known as color confinement, quarks are never found in isolation; they can be found only within hadrons, ..."

Also; Electrons are smaller than quarks. However, quarks vary in size. A single electron is about 1/5th the size of a very small quark. So all electrons are smaller than all quarks.

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