|MadSci Network: Computer Science|
Hello Purna, While this question is somewhat outside my area of expertise, I would have to say that yes, in theory, quarks could be used to store data. The practical application of this is another story entirely; one that probably won't be written in my lifetime! My "spin on quarks" (pardon the obvious pun) is that only the "up" and "down" are stable enough for this purpose; the others decay very rapidly. If you follow this link, you will find as much (and probably more) information on quarks than you had hoped for. Also, click on one of the many hyperlinks in the article and it will take you to the best glossary of particle physics that I have ever seen, and links to other articles and sites. Regards, Your not-so-mad scientist, Karl Kolbus firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.sciam.com/0997issue/0997tipton.html
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