Can we image subatomic particles?

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Can we image subatomic particles?
« on: 27/11/2012 15:47:38 »
Can you see or accurately visualise sub atomic particles or are they known only by maths and/or inference?
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Can we image subatomic particles?
« Reply #1 on: 27/11/2012 15:47:38 »
We answered this question on the show...

 Martin -   You can see a nucleus and the nucleus of a hydrogen atom is a proton which is the same.  You can't see below that at least with a source of neutrons that ISIS produce, but you can see down to the level of the proton.
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Re: Can we image subatomic particles?
« Reply #2 on: 05/12/2012 04:47:00 »
Using scattering techniques you can image inside the nucleus and distinguish three groups of charge, i.e. the quarks.