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Flipping quarks

  1. Feb 8, 2012 #1
    Is it possible to flip flop a down quark to an up quark? I saw another thread on here but it didn't really provide a good answer that I was looking for. Thank you.
     
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  3. Feb 8, 2012 #2

    Drakkith

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    No. Up quarks and Down quarks are two completely different particles with different properties such as mass and charge. Only nuclear decay can change one quark to another and it is not by "flipping" it.

    See here for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark
     
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  4. Feb 8, 2012 #3
    If you had bothered to look it up on wikipedia you would have learned what "up" and "down" quarks are.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2012 #4

    Drakkith

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    No need to be rude.
     
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