Why do we have particle colliders and electron microscopes but no subatomic particle colliders or sub atomic particle microscopes?

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Why do we have particle colliders and electron microscopes but no subatomic particle colliders or sub atomic particle microscopes?

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An electron is a subatomic particle so we do. Though we can’t actually image on the subatomic level because stuff isn’t stable unless it’s arranged into atoms.

And particle accelerators usually work with subatomic particles usually electrons or protons.

Actually, now that I think about it subatomic particle is kindof redundant. It’s not like there are atomic particles.

Uh, electrons are subatomic particles, so we have subatomic particle microscopes.

Particle colliders also collide protons and neutrons, subatomic particles.

Most sub-atomic particles are either very short lived or are not (and cannot be) found isolated. In either case, it would be infeasible to manipulate them (either in colliders or as microscopes). The best that can be done is to detect them (and most of the time, indirectly)

We do, buddy. Electrons are one type of subatomic particle. Particle accelerators collide subatomic particles as well as atoms.

Particle colliders are subatomic particle colliders. They collide all sorts of particles, mostly subatomic. We just call them particle colliders because it’s shorter